Ahmed Makled, CEO and Managing Partner of Gennes International Company of Egypt (B Premium) announced that the Egyptian Arab Contractors Company has officially applied to register ‘Rod el Farag Axis’ Bridge as the widest suspension bridge in the world at the Guinness World Records.
“The new bridge is an important engineering shift for Egypt,” said Mekled, adding that Guinness World Records has set standards to break last record (registered at Canada) for the widest bridge- to be 65,235 meters.
He noted that project is implemented by the Arab Contractors Company under the supervision of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority, and officials at Guinness are expected to come to record its measures.
On his part, Arab Contractors Company Board Chairman Mohamed Mohsen Salah said the bridge links areas in northern and eastern Cairo with west Cairo and is meant to streamline traffic and reduce commuting time. It will be parallel to the 26 July Corridor, which links 6th of October City and Sheikh Zayed City with Greater Cairo.
The total length of the Rod el Farag Axis Bridge is 16.7 kilometers; it is divided into five bridges that connect a number of areas. The longest of these bridges is Shobra neighborhood bridge, followed by the Ring Road intersection bridge.
The other three bridges are: Warraq Bridge, Western Nile Bridge, and the Eastern Nile Bridge.
He noted that the bridge was constructed by 4,000 engineers, technicians, and workers.