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KeNHA — Mangu, Witeithie Bridges to be opened next month

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BY LILIAN MUNTHEU – INTERWAYS Construction Works yesterday said the Witeithie and Mangu footbridges will be completed by November 30th.

During a site tour yesterday, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer James Mugo said the steel paths for the crossing bridge across Thika highways arrived a month ago from China and are being assembled at site.

The steel paths will be bolted within two weeks and placed on the concrete pillars.
Mugo said the firm had been paid Sh.130 million for the two bridges against a contract sum of Sh.430 million.

So far, the works are 50 percent complete. The works include service roads of two kilometers long, bus stops, public toilets and service lanes, sewer connections and lighting.

Delays in clearing the steel parts at the port of Mombasa due to stringent new rules by the Kenya Revenue Authority(KRA) was blamed for the delay.

Mugo said the housting of the steel structures will not occasion closure of Thika Road.

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