02 May 2018

Mozambique: The inauguration of Africa's largest suspension bridge has been postponed! (update)

update (24 July 2018): The official opening of the Maputo-Catembe bridge (or Maputo-Katembe bridge or Maputo - Ka Tembe bridge) is now scheduled to take place on 31 July 2018.

update (19 July 2018): The official inauguration of the Maputo-Katembe bridge has not yet been scheduled, though some of the traffic lanes are already open.

update (15 June 2018): According to Macauhub, the Maputo-Katembe bridge will be delivered to the government of Mozambique at the end of June 2018.

update (13 June 2018): The inauguration of the Maputo-Katembe bridge has been postponed. A new date for the official opening of the project has not yet been indicated.

The largest suspension brigde in Africa, the Maputo-Katembe bridge, which will connect Maputo with Katembe by crossing the Maputo Bay in Mozambique, is scheduled to open on this year's independence day of Mozambique (25 June). The brigde will be about three kilometers long, will have a width of 680m and will stand 60m above sea level. 


The Maputo-Katembe bridge is part of a larger infrastructure project that includes a set of access roads on both banks and other roads. One of the adjoining roads will link the bridge with the Ponto de Ouro border post (Mozambique) and the Kosi Bay border post (South Africa), so that the driving time from Mozambique's border with KwaZulu-Natal to Maputo will be cut by about four hours.

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