Likoni Floating Bridge

The Likoni Floating Bridge is set to be opened to the public in two weeks time according to the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA).

Transport and Infrastructure Development Cabinet Secretary said the structure is 92 percent complete.

“Most of the elements of this bridge have been assembled here but some have been assembles in China,” said Macharia.

The bridge which spans a total of 1,058.9 meters in length, will be one-of-a-kind bridge in the region having a 241.5-meter floating section in the middle of the crossing which can be open and closed to allow ships to cross.

In a video demonstration, KeNHA had earlier explained that the bridge is designed with the capacity to adjust to high and low-tide periods, assuring Kenyans of the structure’s safety under varying ocean conditions.

CS Macharia explained that the Likoni Floating Bridge project was conceptualized following the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country to deal with the risk of spread of the virus among Kenyans normally crowding the Likoni ferry which transports about 300,000 passengers daily.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to publicly commission the Likoni Floating Bridge in two weeks time when work on the project is expected to be complete.

The project has been under construction over the last six months by the China Road and Bridges Corporation (CRBC).

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