Second bridge construction halts opening of first

An artist's rendition of the second Kigamboni bridge which is scheduled to be completed in 2019. Photo: CC Ken Zhao

An artist’s rendition of the second Kigamboni bridge which is scheduled to be completed in 2019. Bridge photo: CC Ken Zhao

The construction of a second Kigamboni bridge has halted the opening of the first.

“We really want to open both bridges at the same time,” says construction project manager Wi Bildit.

Bildit says their brand manager has liaised with the Dar es Salaam Branding and Public Perception  Commission (DABRPUPECO), which wants Dar to be known as the twin bridge city.

“Our brand manager says it would have more social media impact if we open both bridges at the same time.”

The second bridge, which will join Barack Obama Drive to the yet-to-be constructed Trump Drive in Kigamboni, is scheduled to be completed in 2019.

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Daniel Hayduk

Daniel is Dar Post’s news director. When not in the newsroom, he spends his days helping NGOs across the continent find their creative side.