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Uganda reopens key bridge renovated by Chinese contractor

KAMPALA, UGANDA | Xinhua | Uganda has reopened a key bridge on an international highway connecting it to four other countries. The Katonga bridge, destroyed by flash floods in May, was restored and upgraded by Chinese Communications Construction Company (CCCC). The bridge is on the highway connecting Uganda with Tanzania, …

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Katonga bridge reopens fully today

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Katonga Bridge along the Kampala-Masaka Highway will be opened to the public on Friday. In May, severe floods resulting from heavy torrential rains submerged and washed away the bridge causing significant disruptions since then to transportation, trade, and commerce along the Masaka – Kampala …

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Katonga bridge opened for buses

Masaka, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Katonga bridge has finally been opened for buses after four months closure for heavier vehicles after the Katonga River burst its banks. “It has been established that the bridge can withstand loading up to 30 tonnes,” said UNRA in a statement on Monday. “As …

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Ukraine admits involvement in Crimean Bridge explosion in 2022

Kiev, Ukraine | Xinhua | The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) admitted on Saturday that it implemented “certain measures” linked to the explosion on the Crimean Bridge in October 2022. “According to our legislation, international legislation and the customs and traditions of warfare, taking into account the fact that it was …

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Hundreds stranded as Kasese Bridge washed away again

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of people in Kyanzuki ward, Bulembia division, Kasese, are stranded after the collapse of the Kyanzuki bridge. The temporary bridge was swept away by the flooded River Nyamwamba, cutting off the township from the rest of Kasese Municipality. The original well-structured bridge collapsed …

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Gov’t to construct new Pakwach bridge

Pakwach, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is to construct a new bridge on Albert Nile in Pakwach district to tackle persistent floods. The proposed new bridge will replace the current Pakwach bridge which was built in the 1960s to connect the railway to the West Nile region. The bridge has …

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Transport paralyzed as Kazinga channel ferry breaks down

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Transport between Mbarara and Kasese district is paralysed following the breakdown of the ferry operating at Kazinga Channel bridge. The ferry is now docked in Rubirizi district. Towards the end of June this year, Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA started providing ferry services across Kazinga channel …

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Genoa bridge ‘completion’ offers ray of hope for Italy

Genoa, Italy | AFP |  A final section of a new bridge in Genoa, built after a deadly 2018 motorway collapse, was to be slotted into place Tuesday, providing a much-needed symbol of renewal for coronavirus-hit Italy. Construction of the gleaming structure in northern Italy’s coastal Liguria region has continued night …

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