In Summary
  • Environmental and social assessment will take about three years and then pave the way for actual construction works.
  • The bridge will cross the railway station and Moi Avenue along Archbishop Makarios Road.
  • It will also cross the Likoni Channel at Mwenza Creek and then join the Southern By-pass at Ziwani through the Mtongwe road.

The Sh80 billion Mombasa Gate Bridge linking the island to South Coast will soon be a reality following the completion of a feasibility study.

The project consultant, Mr Michael Mwangi, who is also the environmental impact assessment team leader, said construction will take four years.

Environmental and social assessment, which has begun, will take about three years and then pave the way for actual construction works.

The Repcon Associates managing consultant also said that, during consultations in the first stage of the study, it was agreed that the bridge will start on Lumumba Road, near Jela Baridi Prison, Majengo.

It will cross the railway station and Moi Avenue along Archbishop Makarios Road, cross the Likoni Channel at Mwenza Creek and then join the Southern By-pass at Ziwani through the Mtongwe road.

DISPLACEMENT

He said “a lot of displacement is expected” at the site of an interjection near Archbishop Makarios Road.

The consultant, however, said they were yet to establish the number of people who will be displaced.

According to the design, the cable-supported bridge will be 69 metres from the highest water level and 1.4 kilometres long.

“The total length of the road will be 10.5 kilometres,” said Mr Mwangi told the first stakeholders meeting at Royal Castle Hotel, Mombasa.

“We will have four lanes and provide sidewalks for pedestrians.”

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