30 October 2018

Mozambique: Africa's largest suspension bridge to be inaugurated in November 2018!

update (14 November 2018): The tolls charged for vehicles to use the Maputo-Catembe bridge range between 160MZN (GBP2.00 | €2.30 | $2,60 | R37.50) for class 1 vehicles and 1,200MZN (GBP15.00 | €17.30 | $19.50 | R280.00) for class 4 vehicles.

According to Mozambique's Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, João Machatine, the Maputo-Catembe bridge (or Maputo-Katembe bridge or Maputo - Ka Tembe bridge), which connects Maputo with Catembe by crossing the Maputo Bay, will be officially inaugurated on 10 November 2018 [src.]. The official opening of Africa's largest suspension bridge has been postponed several times since December 2017.

The Maputo-Catembe bridge is about three kilometers long, has a width of 680 metres and stands 60 metres above sea level. It forms part of a larger infrastructure project that includes a set of access roads on both banks and other roads. One of the adjoining roads links the bridge with the Ponto de Ouro border post (Mozambique) and the Kosi Bay border post (South Africa), which cuts the driving time from Mozambique's border with KwaZulu-Natal to Maputo from six hours to 90 minutes.

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