Chinese-built bridge becomes landmark in capital of Mozambique
Chinese-built Maputo Bay Bridge is the Mozambican capital’s new “postcard” icon. Idelcia Mapure, a Mozambican architect in the southern African nation’s capital Maputo, says the newly inaugurated Maputo Bay Bridge will be the city’s “postcard” icon that will identify the city on the African continent and around the world.
“Cities all around the world have their references, and the bridge will be Maputo’s postcard because this bridge improves the landscape of Maputo,” according to Mapure.
The longest twin-tower suspension bridge in Africa, which hovers across the Maputo Bay with a main span of 680 meters, was officially open to traffic on Saturday.
The bridge is part of the Maputo Bridge and Link Roads project built by the China Road and Bridge Corporation, with Chinese standards and financial support.
Speaking at the inauguration,