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​The Widest Suspension Bridge in the Guinness Book of Records

Africa’s longest river- the Nile, has just witnessed a touch of modernity which comes with a new world record. This project is part of the Rawd al-Faraj Axis project and is one of the widest suspension bridge in the world. It is also one of the military-led projects which have as main objective to improve the infrastructure of the country while providing jobs.

In mid-May 2019, several parts of the capital Cairo, witnessed a total traffic halt as the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, with a team of military generals and ministers inaugurated the phenomenal construction.
The bridge, which crosses the Nile just north of central Cairo, is a key link in a highway stretching from the Red Sea in the east to Egypt’s northwestern Mediterranean coast and is meant to help reduce congestion in the capital.
This suspension bridge which crosses the river Nile is 16.7 kilometres long divides into five other bridges namely the Shobra neighbourhood bridge, the Ring Road intersection bridge, the Warraq bridge, the Western Nile bridge and the Eastern Nile bridge.


With 67.3 meters (222 feet) across at its width, the Rod El Farag Axis Bridge accommodates a total of 6 lanes each on both sides, according to Reuters. A representative from the Guinness Book of World Records who attended the official opening of the bridge confirmed the length makes it the widest suspension bridge in the world.
Thinking of your next tourist or holiday destination? The long live Egypt bridge is here to add to the already very rich historical and cultural heritage in the nation of Egypt. A touch of modernity, that comes with a new world record. Enjoy!

 

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