The works of the second bridge over the Wouri are almost completed.
According to ground reports reaching alafnet.com the tests of the lighting panels were carried out on the night of Friday to Saturday and the nee bridge is expected to host its very first vehicles soon.
The 760-meter-wide, 25-meter-wide structure, which includes five roads and two railways, connects the Douala metropolis, to the Bonabéri which provides access to the western and southwest regions .
The laying of the foundation stone was made in 2013 by President Biya
and the bridge upon completion is exxpected to cost 120 billion FCFA (about 180 million euros).
The project, which involved over 500 employees was carried out by the consortium of Sogea-Satom, Lavigne Chevron, Eiffage, Soletanche Bachi and Greisch.
Meanwhile,The current Wouri bridge, will be dedicated to pedestrians and two-wheeled vehicles.
By Anja Terence