Egypt’s Rod Al-Farag Bridge To Make It Into The Guinness World Records
By Muhammed Aladdin.
Egypt breaks yet another world title; according to Guinness Book of World Records, once it is completed, Rod Al-Farag Axis Bridge is to be listed as the widest suspension bridge in the world. At a width of 64.8 meters, Egypt’s latest construction project surpassed the Canadian titleholder, which stood at 64.2 meters wide.
With a length of 16.7 kilometers, Rod Al-Farag Axis Bridge is the longest Egyptian bridge crossing over the River Nile. It is made of five separate bridges that connect a number of areas. The longest of these bridges is the Shobra neighborhood bridge, followed by the Ring Road intersection bridge. The other three bridges are Warraq Bridge, Western Nile Bridge, and the Eastern Nile Bridge.
The strategic value of this mega project lies in diverting traffic away from the heart of the Egyptian capital; for instance, commuters and driver’s from the eastern neighborhoods such as Nasr City, Heliopolis, and the 5th Settlement can make it to Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October City, and Alexandria Desert Road without having to go through central Cairo, easing up the capital’s daily gridlocks in Downtown Cairo and 6th of October Bridge.
Considered one of the largest projects of the National Network of Roads, Rod Al-Farag Axis Bridge is expected to be inaugurated sometime this year. Construction on the multimillion project began in 2015 with more than 4,000 engineers, technicians, and workers. In addition, a number of heavy, highly specialized equipment has been used including 27 pile drivers, two EGP 46-million ferries specially constructed for the project, and others.
WE SAID THIS: Amazing job! Hopefully, this would make it easier to drive through Cairo.