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Top 5 longest bridges in Africa

Bridges play an important role in linking distant areas in many geographically different nations of Africa.

Below are the top 5 longest bridges in Africa. There are more bridges which are still under construction that are not on the list.

5) Dona Ana Bridge (3.67 km)

Dona Ana Bridge was built across the Zambezi River. It connects the towns of Mutarara and Vila de Sena. Construction of the bridge was completed in 1934. Presently it is a rail bridge.

Dona-Ana-Bridge-Zambezi

 

4) Mozambique Island Bridge (3.8 km)

Mozambique Island Bridge is situated on the Island of Mozambique. It links the Island of Mozambique to the mainland over the Indian Ocean. Its construction was completed in 1969 and is managed by National Road Administration.

Mozambique-Island-Bridge

3) Suez Canal Bridge, El Qantara (3.9 km)

Also known as the Shohada 25 January Bridge, the Suez Canal Bridge is a road bridge constructed across the Suez Canal. It is located at El Qantara, Egypt. This bridge links Africa and Eurasia. It was built with help from the Japanese Government. That is why it is also called Egypt-Japanese Friendship Bridge.

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Suez Canal Bridge

2) Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos (10.5 km)

The Third Mainland Bridge is located in Lagos, Nigeria. The official name of this bridge is the Ibrahim Babangida Bridge. It was opened in 1990. It is the longest of the three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria, to the mainland. The bridge was built by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC.

Lagos-third-mainland-bridge

1) 6th October Bridge, Cairo (20.5 km)

The 6th October Bridge is located in Cairo, Egypt. It is in actually an elevated highway that is 20.5 km long. The bridge is owned by the Government of Egypt and maintained by General Authority for Roads, Bridges and Land Transport. It is constructed across the Nile River. Its construction was finished in 1996.

6th-October-Bridge-Cairo

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