Morocco Opens Africa’s Longest Cable Stayed Bridge

Africa’s longest cable stayed bridge was opened to traffic in Morocco following an inauguration ceremony chaired by King Mohammed VI.

The Chinese-bridge is part of a 45 highway bypass that was completed for a total cost of 3.2 billion dirhams ($0.32 billion) thus bringing Morocco’s highways up to 1630km.

Named after King Mohammed VI, the bridge is 950-meter-long with two 200-meter-high main towers. Its design features aspects peculiar to Morocco’s traditional architecture.

The new project will easy traffic between the cities of Rabat and Salé with 20,000 vehicles expected the cross every day, thus reducing congestion along with greenhouse gas emissions.

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