What is a bridge?.
A bridge, is a connecting structure, creates bonding between different disconnected parts of a country, two banks of the ocean or parts of two countries.
Getting technical, a Bridge is a structural marvel which is generally used to pass any type of obstruction that can slow the life of people.
From the very beginning, engineers were trying to win over nature and consequently, they have invented bridge structure which can use to overcome the mentioned natural obstacles.
What are the main parts of a Bridge?
There are different types of Bridges, and different bridge types contain different parts;
The main parts of a bridge are as follows:
- Rail Track
What are the Types of Bridges?.
Followings are the main types of bridges;
- Truss Bridge
- Arch Bridges
- Suspension Bridges
- Cable-Stayed Bridges
- Slab Bridges
- Box Girder Bridges
What’s the longest bridge in the world today how long is it?
The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, in China is a marvel spanning more than 100 miles (165 kilometers), making it the longest bridge in the world and making China the country with the world’s longest bridge.
What is the longest bridge in Africa?.
Covering 20,500 m the 6 October Bridge in Egypt is Africa’s longest existing bridge.
Which bridge is the longest in Kenya?.
The Athi River Super Bridge is currently the longest bridge in Kenya followed by the Nairobi National Park Super Major Bridge.
Below are the longest Bridges in Kenya today and their length.
Kenya’s Longest Bridges:
- Athi River Super Bridge – 2,785 m (SGR)
- Nairobi National Park Super Major Bridge – 6,500 m (21,300 ft)
- Mombasa Gate Bridge – 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
- Kilifi Bridge – 420 m (1,380 ft)
- Nyali Bridge – 391 m (1,283 ft)
- Mtwapa Bridge – 192 m (630 ft)