Dona Ana Brug oor Zambezi

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Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:29 pm

Dagsê Almal,
Is daar iemand op die forum wat kennis dra van die "Dona Ana Brug" in Mozambiek. Dit is die beroemde/berugte trein brug van ± 3,7 km oor die Zambezi rivier. Ons beplan 'n toer deur Mozambiek na Malawi en kyk na die betrokke roete oor die brug. Volgens Tracks4Africa is die brug gesluit vir normale voertuig verkeer. Kan iemand dit bevestig asseblief.

Indien so moet ons noodgedwonge ons roete aanpas.

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The 3.67km-long Dona Ana Bridge, at that time the longest railway bridge in Africa, was built by the Portuguese in 1935 during the Portuguese rule of Mozambique. In the 1980s, during the Mozambican Civil War, it was rendered unusable. In 1995, it was repaired with funds from USAID and converted to a single-lane bridge for vehicle traffic (as shown in the picture). Although not located on a primary highway, it provided an alternative route over the Zambezi; the only other two options were the bridge at Tete and the road ferry at Caia (which was not always reliable). The Dona Ana Bridge is the longest bridge to cross the Zambezi and was the last before its mouth in the Indian Ocean. However, in 2007, construction started on a bridge to replace the Caia ferry, which (though shorter) would become the last bridge before the mouth. The Caia bridge opened in August 2009. Dona Ana Bridge was closed to vehicular traffic on July 1, 2006, and work to reconvert it to a railway bridge were started, reopening for operation in October 2009.

The bridge comprises 33 spans of 80m and 7 spans of 50m.
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Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:08 pm

Thank you Mark for the interesting history lesson. Like to see it though. :thumbup: :thumbup:

Back to plan B.

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Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:17 pm

Frik, best way is to go via Tete :thumbup:
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Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:10 am

Dorslandtrekker wrote:Volgens Tracks4Africa is die brug gesluit vir normale voertuig verkeer. Kan iemand dit bevestig asseblief.

Indien so moet ons noodgedwonge ons roete aanpas.

Help asb. :beg: :beg: :beg: :beg: :beg:

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Hallo Frik, die brug is wel gesluit omdat dit die brug weer as n spoor vervoer brug vir treine gebruik word.

Ek is oor 4 weke oppad Na Zambie, Mosambiek en Malawi, wou ook daai brug gery het, maar ek gan nou maar ander pad ry. Miskien die detour maak by die brug verby as die tyd mooi loop...

Hoop dit helpso bietjie..
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Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:22 pm

Dankie, ons gaan nou maar via Gorongoza tot by Cahorra Bassa en kyk vir 'n vissie of twee. :thumbup:
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OOOOMS wrote:Frik, best way is to go via Tete
And even that bridge is falling apart. I was there in August '10 to find that there is only one way traffic via a stop/go control due to bridge maintenance. I was lucky & only had to wait half an hour. The guy in the front of the 'car queue' had been there for one hour. This was travelling southwards.

The line of waiting trucks there was about 4 km long. Those guys must wait the better part of a week to get over but it is the usual story for cars/bakkies - drive past the line of trucks & join the 'car queue' at the front then squeeze in between the trucks as they move off.

The bridge toll was about R5 payable in meticas. If your vehicle seats more than 7 people that goes up to R200 if I remember correctly.
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zepplin wrote:
OOOOMS wrote:Frik, best way is to go via Tete
And even that bridge is falling apart. I was there in August '10 to find that there is only one way traffic via a stop/go control due to bridge maintenance. I was lucky & only had to wait half an hour. The guy in the front of the 'car queue' had been there for one hour. This was travelling southwards.

The line of waiting trucks there was about 4 km long. Those guys must wait the better part of a week to get over but it is the usual story for cars/bakkies - drive past the line of trucks & join the 'car queue' at the front then squeeze in between the trucks as they move off.

The bridge toll was about R5 payable in meticas. If your vehicle seats more than 7 people that goes up to R200 if I remember correctly.
Steve, did I miss your trip report.....................? :o: :o: :o:
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Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:29 am

Besoek http://www.mozguide.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; vir die nuutste en mees onlangse nuus oor roetes ens in Mosambiek en elders, Mozman (Mike Slater) is die aangewese man om mee te praat :thumbup:
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