Kazungula bridge to link Durban to DRC
The new Kazungula Bridge will hopefully be completed by the end of 2020 and will link Kazungula in Zambia to Kasane in Botswana replacing the existing Kazungula ferry service.
The 923-metre-long and 18.5-metre wide bridge began construction in 2014 and will make it possible to drive from Durban in South Africa to Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, the DRC, and up to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, forming a critical link in Africa’s North-South Corridor. Besides road traffic, the construction will also include a single-track rail bridge and a pedestrian crossing. Up until this point, the ferry-based river crossing for vehicles has been a bottleneck for tourists and regional trade.