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This is a list of the only bridge from the suspension bridge inventory for the country Dem. Rep. of the Congo (Zaire). Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of countries.
1983 Matadi
Matadi, Dem. Rep. of the Congo (Zaire) (Congo River)
Bridgemeister ID:477
Structurae ID:0003202
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:520m
  • Longest suspension bridge in Africa when completed.
  • Designed to carry a railway on deck below the roadway, but I'm not sure if the railway was ever operational. From photos of the site, I don't see how the rail approaches could have been accomodated unless there are tunnels on both sides of the bridge.

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