04 October 2018

Uganda: The "New Jinja Bridge" to open to the public in October 2018!

According to Uganda National Roads Association (UNRA), the "New Jinja Bridge" is substantially complete and will be officially opened for public use in mid-October 2018 (17 October 2018?). The new four-lane bridge is located in the town of Jinja on the proposed Kampala–Jinja Expressway, approximately 82 km, by road, east of Kampala. It is expected that the new bridge will serve as a major trade route connecting Uganda to the Kenyan port of Mombasa, Rwanda, Burundi, the DR Congo as well as Central Africa.

Uganda's longest bridge has a length of 525 m and a width of 23 m. The total cost of the bridge was budgeted at US$125 million. The "New Jinja Bridge" will replace the olf "Nalubaale Bridge", which was built in 1954.

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