Mozambique’s Maputo Port announced today that it has initiated geotechnical studies for Kanyaka Bridge Construction Project.
Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) is currently undertaking a comprehensive geological and geotechnical campaign as part of the development project for the Kanyaka Quay Bridge construction, a pivotal phase of the construction project, in collaboration with Mozambique’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) and the Maputo Municipal Council (CMM).
Currently, 25 meters depth drilling is underway, and material is being collected for laboratory analysis, along with on-site STP (Simple Test Probing) to accurately estimate the depth of the piles required to support the future quay bridge.
The study forms an integral part of the bridge design project and will serve as the basis for determining the construction type and precise cost estimations for the Quay Bridge.
Since October 2013, the island’s quay bridge has been out of commission. The ramifications of the lack of a docking point for vessels have caused great concern among the islanders and visitors alike, leading to insecure transportation with escalated expenses. To address the issue as part of its corporate social responsibility program, the MPDC started to work on the execution project of the quay bridge last June.
The study is scheduled to span some five and a half months, and following the completion of the geotechnical phase (expected by the second week of August), the most suitable solutions will be determined. The execution project will then be carried out in accordance with the solution chosen by the MTC and CMM. These endeavors are complemented by the rehabilitation of the inactive Kanyaka vessel since 29th June 2022, in a concerted effort of the MTC, MPDC, CFM, and FTC, with its operation anticipated to commence by the end of August.