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Okavango River Bridge

Our Role

SMEC provided detailed design and construction supervision for the external prestressing and widening of the 150 m long bridge.

The strengthening and widening of the bridge allows transport of super-heavy loads (over shorter distances) to landlocked Southern Africa Development Countries (SADC).

Project Overview

Located in Northern Namibia, the bridge is the only crossing of the Okavango River for several hundred kilometres. The bridge was originally designed as the first incrementally launched pre-stressed bridge in southern Africa.

The objective of this project was to widen and strengthen the bridge, to allow two-lane traffic and heavy loads to pass unhindered over the length of the Trans-Caprivi Highway.

Technical Area:
The Roads Authority of Namibia

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