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The Glamorous Cable – Stayed Bridge

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

It is well known as the Source of the Nile Bridge or the New Jinja Bridge that replaced the deteriorating 1954 built Nalubaale Bridge. The Source of the Nile Bridge is the longest bridge in Uganda and 5th longest bridge in the African continent at 525 metres (1,722 ft) long and 22.9 metres (75 ft) wide

The glamorous cable-stayed bridge across the Victoria Nile located at Njeru, a suburb of the city of Jinja – Uganda; aroused excitement among people after its completion in October 2018. One of the aims of constructing this bridge was to enhance tourism with the addition of this iconic signature beauty of the gigantic concrete and steel structure is 72 harp-like white cables connecting the bridge deck to two 69-metre tall inverted-Y pylon towers that are well lit in the night. It is said to look like the ‘Anzac’ Bridge in Sydney, Australia.

 

Anzac Bridge – Sydney, Australia
Source of the Nile Bridge – Jinja, Uganda

The overall width of the New Jinja Bridge is 22.9m wide. It has a dual carriageway 7.0m wide with a pedestrian walk way of 2.25m wide on both ends with a projected lifespan of 120 years.

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