The new Nile bridge which was financed by the Japanese government, is a cable stayed bridge at 500 meters upstream of Nalubaale Dam. The 525 meter-long bridge has a central span of 290 meters, end spans of 135 meters and 100 meters on the east and west banks respectively.It is also the first cable-stayed bridge in East Africa and connects Kenya with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The customer requested a class C 60 concrete, pumpable over a long distance with an initial slump of 240 mm, an extended workability of 60 minutes and a slump at casting of 160 mm.
The bridge was designed with a structural life span of 120 years.
Sika® ViscoCrete®-10 NNB, high range water reducing concrete admixture, made it possible to meet these specifications.
Architect: Hyundai Corporation
Zenitaka Corporation (Japan)-Hyundai JV (South Korea)