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General Information

Beginning of works: 12 October 2014
Completion: 10 May 2021
Status: in use

Project Type

Location

Location:
,
Crosses:
  • Zambezi River
Coordinates: 17° 47' 27.98" S    25° 15' 45.24" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 129.0 m
width 18.5 m
total length 923 m
number of tracks 1
track gauge 1 067 mm

Materials

superstructure prestressed concrete
piers reinforced concrete

Excerpt from Wikipedia

Kazungula Bridge is a road and rail bridge over the Zambezi river between the countries of Zambia and Botswana at Kazungula. The bridge was opened for traffic on 10 May 2021.

In August 2007 the governments of Zambia and Botswana announced a deal to construct a bridge to replace the existing ferry.

Construction of the US$259.3 million project, which includes international border facilities in Zambia and Botswana officially began on 12 October 2014 and was due to be completed by 2020. The bridge is being financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the African Development Bank.

The 923-metre-long (3,028 ft) by 18.5-metre-wide (61 ft) bridge will have a longest span of 129 metres (423 ft) and link the town of Kazungula in Zambia with Botswana and is curved to avoid the nearby borders of Zimbabwe and Namibia. The bridge will feature a single-line railway track between two traffic lanes and pavements for pedestrians.

Upon ist completion, the bridge will be connected to the Mosetse-Kazungula railway.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Kazungula Bridge" and modified on 21 January 2022 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

Participants

Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.

Relevant Web Sites

  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20017774
  • Published on:
    12/09/2005
  • Last updated on:
    22/01/2022