e-mosty March 2019 Long Span and Multiple Span Bridges - Page 34

MAPUTO - KATEMBE SUSPENSION BRIDGE Dipl.-Ing. Konstantinos Papanikolaou IWE Figure 1: View of the Completed Bridge INTRODUCTION This article provides an informative synopsis of the design and construction of the longest suspension bridge in Africa. Not only for Africa but also for the rest of the world it represented a real challenge to ‘’tame’’ the bridge because of the cyclone phenomenon loads - Mozambique is in an area in which cyclones originate (see below). Figure 2: Map showing main cyclones origins 1/2019