Tanzania President Samia has on Thursday inspected the construction of the Tanzanite Bridge which crosses the Indian Ocean. The 1.03-kilometre length bridge with 20.5 metres width is constructed at the cost of 243.75bn/- by the Southern Korean GS Engineering Corporation.

The Head of State added: “The bridge is 97 per cent complete, hopefully the official inauguration will be held during the commemoration of the 60th Independence Anniversary.”

The bridge connects roads linking Aga Khan Hospital with the Obama, Kenyatta and Toure roads to Coco Beach. Upon completion, the modern bridge will ease traffic on Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, which accommodates many vehicles to and from the city centre.

The bridge is expected to carry a 180-tonnage capacity ferrying 55,000 vehicles per day, something that will greatly reduce congestion on the Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road.

Recently the Chief Executive Officer of Tanzania National Roads Agency (Tanroads) Eng Rogatus Mativila said what remains is the construction of the tarcoat on the bridge surface, drainage trenches, and putting up street lights.







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