Rod El-Farag Axis Bridge in Egypt receives Guinness World Record title
Egypt-based Arab Contractors Company revealed that its Rod El-Farag Axis Bridge, also known as Tahya Misr has won the Guinness Book of World Records’ certificate for being the world’s widest cable-stayed bridge, Construction Week reported.
The Egyptian company was awarded the construction contract for the bridge in 2016, which is 67.3m wide. According to a company statement, it took 4,000 engineers, technicians, and construction workers to build the bridge.
According to the head of Egypt's Armed Forces Engineering Authority, Maj Gen Ehab Mohammed El Far, the road project was built at a cost of $9.6m (EGP164m).
Touted as the world’s widest suspension bridge, the structure has a length of 17.2km on both the directions, with widths varying from 48m to 67.3m, which is its widest recorded section. It also has 160 cables connected to it.
Commenting on the project, chief executive officer and chairman of Arab Contractors Company, Eng Mohsen Salah, said: “The engineering crews responsible for the implementation of the bridge faced many difficulties that were overcome with Egyptian engineering innovations.”