The plan for this new bridge comes in light of a tragic ferry boat accident in Al-Qatta, which claimed the lives of seven Egyptians.
The Ministry of Transport will construct a bridge over the Nile in Mansha'at al-Qanater in Qalyubia, as a safer alternative to ferry boats.
The new axis will be constructed by the Roads and Bridges Authority and will link together the Nile’s east and west banks. A committee is currently scanning the area to determine the most suitable location for the new axis in order to serve the highest volume of passengers.
The plan for this new bridge comes in light of a tragic ferry boat accident in Al-Qatta, which claimed the lives of seven Egyptians. It also falls under a larger urban development plan that will see the establishment of 29 upper axes along the Nile in Upper and Lower Egypt by 2024. Linking the Nile’s banks will give birth to new urban, agricultural and industrial communities along both sides.
Since 2014, 29 integrated transverse axes have been planned for the country. 13 have been completed, and nine are currently in the works, including six in Upper Egypt and three in Lower Egypt, with plans to construct an additional six by the end of 2024.