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11/29/2018

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The Third Mainland Bridge used to be on top the the top longest bridges in Africa before the 6th October came in use in 1996.

Have you ever wondered where our monolithic Third Mainland are seated in the list of top 10 longest bridges in Africa? Here, Naijauto.com has an answer for you.

#10. Katima Mulio Bridge

The 900-meter-long bridge is quite young compared to others on the list. It was opened for transportation across the Zambezi River in Zambia on May 14, 2004.

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Zambia's Katima Mulio Bridge support transportation across the Zambezi River on 2004

#9. Mkapa Bridge

Mkapa Bridge is 970 meters long to be the longest bridge in Tanzania.

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Mkapa Bridge is the longest bridge in Tanzania

#8. Wouri Bridge

During the French war, this 1.8-kilometer-long bridge was raised up to build a link between Douala and the port of Bonaberi, Cameroon. It is now almost 70-year-old.

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Cameroon's Wouri Bridge is almost 70 years old

#7. Qasr al-Nil Bridge

You know the famous River Nile, right? This one of the longest bridges in Africa was built across the longest river on earth. The 1.9-kilometer-long bridge connects the center of Cairo to Zamalek district and Gezira Island, Egypt.

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Qasr al-Nil Bridge

#6. Armando Emilio Guebyza Bridge

Designed by WSP Group, the 16-meter-wide bridge was built on the land of Mozambique across the Zambezi River link Zambezia and Sofala provinces. It spans 2.37 kilometers.

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Armando Emilio Guebyza Bridge

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#5. Dona Ana Bridge

Dona Ana Bridge crosses over the Zambezi River to join Vila de Sena to Mutarara towns (Mozambique). It was completed in 1934.

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Dona Ana Bridge is 85 years old now

#4. Mozambique Island Bridge

Mozambique Island Bridge was constructed in 1969 to link the Mozambique Island with the mainland, spanning 3.8 kilometers over the Indian Ocean.

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Mozambique Island Bridge

#3. Suez Canal Bridge - Shohada 25 January Bridge

This bridge is a key trading spot for not only its country, Egypt but also the whole Africa, connecting the continent with Eurasia. It spans nearly 4 kilometers. Located in El Qantara, it is also called Shohada 25 January Bridge.

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Suez Canal Bridge is a key trading spot for the whole Africa

#2. Third Mainland Bridge - Ibrahim Babangida Bridge used to be the longest bridge in Africa

Its official name is Babangida bridge at its birth in 1990, but the popularity of the name Third Mainland Bridge which refers to the third bridge that was built in the group of three bridges connecting Lagos Mainland with the Lagos Island. Measuring 11.8 km, it used to be on top the the top longest bridges in Africa before the 6th October came in use in 1996.

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The 11.8 km Third Mainland Bridge - Ibrahim Babangida Bridge used to be the longest bridge in Africa until 1996

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#1. 6th October Bridge - the official longest bridge in Africa with a mind-blowing length

The 6th October Bridge was opened in 1996 to dethrone the Third Mainland Bridge to be the longest bridge in Africa. The Bridge in Cairo, Egypt even almost doubles the length of the former record holder, 20.5 km long compared to 11.8 km of Third Mainland Bridge of Lagos. As of 2019, the 6th October Bridge is officially the longest bridge in Africa.

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6th October Bridge measuring a mind-blowing 20,500 m is the official longest bridge in Africa

Top 10 longest bridges in Africa - Summary by length

So we have gone through top 10 longest bridges in Africa, below are are the summary of their lengths:

  Top 10 longest bridges in Africa by length
Rank Bridge Length

1

 6th October Bridge (Egypt)  20,500 m
2  Third Mainland Bridge (Nigeria)  11,800 m
3  Suez Canal Bridge (Egypt)  3,900 m
4  Mozambique Island Bridge (Mozambique)   3,800 m
5  Dona Ana Bridge (Mozambique)  3,670m
6  Armando Emilio Guebyza Bridge (Mozambique)   2,370m
7  Qasr al-Nil Bridge (Egypt)   1,900 m
8  Wouri Bridge (Cameroon)  1,800m
9  Mkapa Bridge (Tanzania)   970m
10  Katima Mulio Bridge (Zambia)   900m

10 Longest Bridges in Africa

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