Friday, February 11, 2011
Strategic bridges in Nigeria - Oron to Calabar Unity Bridge.
The distance between Oron and Calabar is 21 km by boat and about 200 km by road. If a high level suspension or cable stayed bridge is located across the Calabar river delta between Oron and Calabar, it will not only cut the time it takes to travel by about 4 hours. It will also cut the cost of transportation in the area as well as diversify the local and national economy.
I believe the a high Suspension or Cable stayed bridge is the ideal bridge in this area because of the potential river bound traffic on the Calabar river if a huge container terminal were to be built there. An example of this can be seen in the Stonecutters Bridge Hong Kong - see arial map
Bridge photos attached are the conceptual images of the Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Bridge (HZMB) Main Bridge