14 Jul 2022 Inaugurated in Botswana the bridge on the Okavango River realized by Itinera
The new bridge over the Okavango River built by Itinera was opened to traffic in the presence of the Minister of Transport and Public Works of Botswana, Eric Molale.
The infrastructure is located in the north of the country on the border with Namibia, near the village of Mohembo, within a nature reserve that hosts an indigenous population of about 100,000 people and several animal species, some of which are considered vulnerable to the conservation of the species itself.
By simplifying access to villages and facilitating the transfer of basic economic necessities, the work renders a vital service to the local community, with important economic and social benefits.
The new cable-stayed bridge, which will allow transit between the two banks previously possible only by Ferry Boat, is 1.2 km long and consists of a central span of 200 m, two side spans of 100 m and 18 approach spans of approximately 45 m. The steel antennas, that soar to a height of 46 m, recall the characteristic shape of elephant tusks, which are part of one of the symbol animals of the Country.
As part of the project, approximately 3 km of new access roads to the bridge were also built.