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Shs343b new Nile Bridge to be completed by June

The new cable-suspended Nile bridge that is almost complete.

The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has said the New Nile Bridge is expected to be ready by June.

The UNRA Board chairperson, Mr Fred Omach, who led a team during the inspection of the ongoing construction works, said so far, the construction stands at 70 per cent and the progress is going according to plan.

The construction of the Shs343.1b Bridge started on April 4, 2014 and the official completion date is April 12, 2018 that was extended to June 6, 2018.

The dual courage bridge is 500 meters long.

Parliament has approved government borrowing of up to Sh459 billion from Japanese and European banks meant for the completion of the new bridge across the River Nile.

The new suspension cable Nile Bridge that was originally to cost $130 million, measures 525M Long and, 22.9m wide.

The existing bridge along the Nile (Owen Falls Dam) will be decommissioned on completion of works on the New Nile Bridge that will be fitted with diverse design features and technology.

The existing bridge which will be decommissioned upon completion of the new one.

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