Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has launched the 525-metre long and 80-metre high High-tech bridge construction across River Nile. The project is worth US $132m.
The objective of the New Nile Bridge construction project launched on Tuesday is to enhance the certainty of communication on the northern corridor link for Uganda and our land locked neighbours.
The ever increasing volumes if trade between Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, the DRC, Southern Sudan and Burundi and the attendant growing traffic volumes and excessive overloading has increased the attrition of Nalubaale Dam and bridge structures necessitating the construction of another bridge.
The bridge which will be the longest in East Africa is the first of its scale and complexity in Africa and will bear an iconic presence at Uganda’s Jinja gateway. It will have sensors and stress detectors to determine its own repairs timing, enabling its maintenance in a decent state if repair at all times.