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PHOTOS: The Nyerere Bridge
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  • A road sign points to the Dar es Salaam Port and Kigamboni
  • An approach road to the bridge
  • The Tazara Railway in East Africa, linking Tanzania's Dar es Salaam Port to Zambia, from below
  • Pedestrians walk across the Nyerere Bridge
  • The main body of the bridge
  • A view of the Kurasini creek from the bridge
  • A man cycling on the bridge
  • The bridge's toll gate. Pedestrians and bike-riders can pass free of charge
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Photos by Chen Ran, edited by Lu Yan

 

The Nyerere Bridge, linking the business area of Tanzania's largest city Dar es Salaam to the Kigamboni district across the Kurasini creek, is the largest cable-stayed cross-sea bridge in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

The 680-meter-long and 32-meter-wide bridge comprises of six car and two pedestrian lanes. It was built by the China Railway Construction Engineering Group, a subsidiary of the infrastructure conglomerate China Railway Group Ltd. Construction began in January 2012, with a project cost of $135 million.

 

The bridge was completed on April 19, 2016. When officially inaugurating the bridge, Tanzanian President John Magufuli renamed it from the Kigamboni Bridge to the Nyerere Bridge, in honor of the country's founding father, Julius Nyerere.

 

The project provided more than 5,000 jobs to local people. The bridge has ended the hundred-year-long history of only being able to cross the Kurasini creek via ferry, while connecting developed and less developed areas.

 

(Reporting from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

 

Copyedited by Dominic James Madar 

  

Comments to chenran@bjreview.com 

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