The president of Egypt Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Wednesday officially opened the Rod el Farag Axis Bridge which links some parts of northern and eastern Cairo with western Cairo.
Supervised by the Egyptian Armed Forces Engineering Authority and constructed by the Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.), the suspension bridge, which crosses the River Nile is 16.7 kilometers long, Egypt’s State Information Service reports.
It is also divided into five other bridges namely the Shobra neighborhood bridge which is the longest, the Ring Road intersection bridge, the Warraq Bridge, the Western Nile Bridge and the Eastern Nile Bridge.
With a measurement of 67.3 meters (222 feet) across at its widest, the Rod el Farag Axis Bridge accommodates a total of 6 lanes each on both sides, according to Reuters. A representative from the Guinness Book of World Records who attended the official opening of the bridge confirmed the measurements makes it the widest suspension bridge in the world.
Take a look at some photos and a video of the bridge and the presentation of the Guinness Book of World Records certificate below: