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Mkapa Bridge, the longest bridge in Tanzania

01 April 2018 Author :  

Mkapa Bridge is the longest bridge in Tanzania across the Rufiji River. It was financed through a US$ 30 million loan from the Kuwait FundOPEC and the 

Government of Saudi Arabia. Its length is about 970 m

At inauguration in 2003, it was amongst the longest road bridges in east and southern Africa.[2] The construction of the bridge has helped immensely in connecting the southern regions to other important areas of the country.[3] It is named after Benjamin Mkapa, the third President of Tanzania.

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