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Likoni Floating Bridge ready end of october

Pedestrian way to help ferries transport

14-09-2020 by redazione

Often the things done with "headlights off" are the ones that go more easily in port.
It would seem to be the case of Likoni's mobile passenger bridge in Mombasa, which the Kenya National Highway Authority is having the Chinese build and whose project was revealed yesterday with an illustrative video published on his Twitter profile.
The works to equip Likoni's canal with a suspended walkway that can relieve the traffic of pedestrians on the ferries in service to pass from the island city of Mombasa to the South Coast, the tourist resort of Diani and Shimoni and the border with Tanzania, began last May and according to KENHA should be completed by the end of October 2020.
It is a 1.5 billion shillings project for a 1 kilometer and 59 meters long bridge, of which 241.5 meters will be the semi-mobile part that will be raised to allow the passage of large ships bound for or leaving the port of Mombasa. The rest of the structure in steel and various alloys will be suspended 6 meters from the water level. A complex system of anchors and ropes, as well as parapets and protections, will ensure the safety of those who will cross it.
China Road and Bridge Construction, which has already contracted many infrastructures in the country, has guaranteed the passenger bridge's stability even during bad weather and ocean conditions.
The project will be an alternative to ferries for most of the 320,000 people who periodically use it.
In case the bridge will be declared operational and open to the public during the Covid-19 emergency period, spacing systems will also be applied and all the rules will have to be respected.

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