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Construction work on a new bridge over the Save River, linking the southern and central regions of Mozambique, is due to start next year.
The current bridge, now more than 50 years old, is no longer safe, Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, Carlos Bonete was quoted as saying yesterday by Radio Moçambique.
The Save bridge was designed in the early 1960s by the late engineer Edgar Cardoso and inaugurated on September 16, 1972.
It is a suspended, reinforced-type bridge with three spans of 210 meters and two of 110 meters, giving a total length of 810 meters, with a 7.20 metre roadway and 1.35 metre sidewalks.
The bridge sees average daily traffic of 240 to 300 vehicles, mostly heavy lorries.Source: AIM Moçambique
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