New bridge to span Okavango River in Botswana

A new bridge is planned that will span the Okavango River in northern Botswana. The bridge will feature a cable-stayed structure and will be 1.2km long in all, with a 400m central section. The project also includes the construction of 3km of roads to connect the new bridge to existing road infrastructure, as well as installing necessary lighting and drainage systems. The project is expected to cost in excess of US$93 million and take three years to complete.
Road Structures / October 17, 2016
A new bridge is planned that will span the Okavango River in northern Botswana. The bridge will feature a cable-stayed structure and will be 1.2km long in all, with a 400m central section. The project also includes the construction of 3km of roads to connect the new bridge to existing road infrastructure, as well as installing necessary lighting and drainage systems. The project is expected to cost in excess of US$93 million and take three years to complete.

The bridge site lies close to Botswana’s border with Namibia just to the north and the project will improve transport connections between the two countries. The new link will also improve connections through to Angola as well as Zambia, as both countries have southern borders with Namibia within a comparatively short distance of the bridge location. As a result, the project will help boost international trade within the region. The construction work for the bridge will be carried out by the joint venture partners Itinera and Cimolai.