Works for the construction of a new bridge over the Save River, linking the southern and central regions of Mozambique, will begin in 2018, the Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources announced on Radio Mocambique.
Minister Carlos Bonete also told the state-owned broadcasting station that the current bridge, built more than 50 years ago, no longer offers safe crossing conditions, and is “its current state is a concern.”
The bridge over the Save River was designed in the early 1960’s by the late Portuguese engineer Edgar Cardoso and inaugurated on 16 September, 1972.
It is a pre-reinforced suspension bridge, with three spans of 210 metres and two of 110 metres, for a total length of 810 metres, with a road that is 7.20 metres wide.
The bridge has average daily traffic of 240 to 300 vehicles, mostly heavy vehicles. (macauhub)