Today on Travel, we delve into the world of bridges in our beautiful continent, Africa. We unveil five of the longest you can find here. Interestingly, some span over 20.5km. Yes, they are that long and they connect a number of cities in the country they can be found.
We take you through this journey from Egypt to Mozambique and of course, Nigeria. Why don’t you read on to find the names of these bridges?
1. 6th October BridgeLocated in Cairo, Egypt, it is a highway that stretches to 20.5km. It was built across the Nile River and its construction was completed in 1996.
2. Third Mainland BridgeOpened for use in 1990, it is one of the three bridges in Lagos linking the mainland to the island. Also known as the Ibrahim Babangida Bridge, it spans around 10.5 km. It is the longest bridge in Nigeria.
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3. Suez Canal BridgeAgain, we go back to Egypt where this bridge is located; specifically in El Qantara. It covers a distance of 3.9 km and connects Africa and Eurasia. It is also called Shohada 25 January Bridge.
4. Mozambique Island BridgeIt is a 3.8km bridge located on the Island of Mozambique. Completed in 1969, the bridge crosses the Indian Ocean and connects the Island of Mozambique to the mainland.
5. Dona Ana BridgeIt is a rail bridge built to help wayfarers across the Zambezi River. It covers a distance of 3.67 km and connects the towns of Mutarara and Vila de Sena. Also, it was completed in 1934.