🏗️🚇🚗🇪🇬 Egyptian president Abdelfattah Elsisi opened the Tahya Misr transportation axis and the Rod El Farag bridge, after 4 years of construction work day and night, 24/7, 365 days a year! The transportation axis relieves the Egyptian capital of Cairo from traffic, as it connects the capital to both the Mediterranean and Red Sea coasts in the fastest possible transportation time. The axis reduces the time it takes to travel to the Red Sea and the North Coast via the Alexandria dessert road by connecting most of the famous regions of Cairo like Nasr City and Shubra to those highways.
🛣️🚏🌉🚘 The roads and bridges in the axis were constructed in a record time of only 4 years, whereby the 6th of October axis and bridge in Cairo took 17 years to build if we compare both mega-projects. The project consists of the 5.6 km axis over Cairo, in addition to 10 kilometers exit and entrance ramps, and the suspended bridge over the river Nile at Rod El Farag. The axis consists of 5-6 lanes in each transportation direction to limit any kind of congestions. The axis links the Red sea to the Mediterranean sea by road … starting at Zaafarana on the Red sea until the North Coast region crossing and Marsa Matrouh region. The usage of the axis has toll stations which charge the users for some small transportation fees.
🌉 The suspended bridge of Rod El Farag (described in the above documentary with English subtitles) is 540m long and 67.3 meters wide, has towers which are 92 meters high, and 160 suspended cables. The suspended bridge entered in 2019 the Guinness book of records for the widest ever suspension bridge in the world … a great testimony to the modern Egyptian civil engineering paradigms. The bridge is a modern landmark bridge in Cairo and a new tourist attraction that reflects on the modern developments beside the ancient wonders like the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. It shows that the Pharaohs of Egypt are still constructing mega-projects like they always did in the ancient times … it is in their genes! 😄👏
🚧⚡👷👩💼👮🏭⛏️ The construction work in the project was achieved by 100% Egyptian companies and workers, engineering, and manufacturing with the supervision of the Egyptian army engineering units. It involved 1 million cubic meters of concrete, and 290000+ tons of steel. About 4000 workers and engineers worked around the clock for those 4 years of construction.
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