|Matadi Bridge / OEBK Bridge|
|Total length||722 metres (2,369 ft)|
|Longest span||520 metres (1,710 ft)|
The Matadi Bridge, also known as the OEBK Bridge, is a suspension bridge across the Congo River at the port of Matadi, Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the largest suspension bridge in Africa. It was completed in 1983 by a consortium of Japanese companies. It has a main span of 520 metres (1,710 ft), and crosses the Congo River.
Matadi Bridge was completed in 1983 by a consortium of Japanese companies. It has a main span of 520 metres (1,710 ft) and crosses the Congo River. Matadi Bridge was built with 14,000 tons of steel. The bridge is designed in a way to emphasize that the towers are made up of bar members, with each tower being a single rigid frame. 25 million of 34.5 million Japanese yen invested in the bridge returned to Japan. During war time the bridge was guarded and still remains as of 2016.
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