Chinese built 135mln bridge opens in Tanzania

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Tuesday inaugurated a 135 million US dollar Kigamboni Bridge built by Chinese in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, saying the bridge will contribute to the country’s economic growth.

The 680 meter-long bridge, the first of its kind in east and central Africa, connects Dar es Salaam’s business district to Kigamboni creek.

The bridge, measured 32 meters in width, has six lanes, three in each direction. It also has two pedestrian and cyclist lanes with a width of 2.5 meters, one on each side.

The Tanzanian President thanked China for the excellent job done by China Railway Construction Engineering Group in a joint venture with China Railway Major Bridge Group.

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