Chi­nese-built bridge be­comes land­mark in cap­i­tal of Mozam­bique

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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,

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