New Likoni footbridge now crosses 65,000 people per day

Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has said the Likoni Floating Bridge which is now already in use is currently serving a pedestrian count of over 65,000 people daily.

This is a marked increase is usage from 4,000 people a day in its first week of operation. The bridge has offered relief to pedestrians crossing from the Island of Mombasa to Likoni and vice versa.

With the increasing awareness of the facility, the numbers are anticipated to grow.

Keeping in line with the Ministry of Health guidelines on Covid 19 prevention, the bridge is an alternative option to the existing ferry services, and allows pedestrians to avoid crowding as they cross the Likoni Channel.

While addressing the issue of inaccessibility, KeNHA said the bus termini being constructed at both ends of the bridge will boost connectivity, and ease the burden on the Kenya Ferry Services.

In light of the recent disasters, including a tourist bus that crashed into the waters, many have opted to cross the channel by foot.

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