Top 10 Longest Bridges in Africa

Where are the longest bridges in Africa found?

Most of the time, we find ourselves in bridges and tunnels in our daily lives.

Did you know that in the late nineties, Nigeria’s third mainland bridge used to be the longest bridge in the whole of Africa?

However, this didn’t last forever as another bridge, larger of course than the third mainland bridge was built. If you are sufficiently inquisitive, you might want to learn more about it.

In this article, we’ll be discussing the top 10 longest bridges in Africa today and of course, we’ll be unveiling the name of the bridge that surpassed Nigeria’s mighty third mainland bridge.

Keep reading to find out.

Longest Bridges in Africa

Longest Bridges in Africa

#10. Katima Mulilo Bridge

  • Location: Namibia
  • Length: 0.9 Kilometres
  • Link: Katima Mulilo, Namibia with Seskeke, Zambia
  • Inaugurated in 2004.

#9. Mkapa Bridge

  • Location: Tanzania
  • Length: 0.97 kilometres
  • Was inaugurated in 2003.
  • Named after the third Tanzanian President, Benjamin Mkapa.

#8. Wouri River Bridge

wouri river bridge
  • Location: Cameroon
  • Length: 1.8 kilometres
  • Link: Douala to Bonaberi port.

#7. Qasr Al-Nil Bridge

Longest bridges in africa
  • Location: Egypt
  • Length: 1.932 kilometres
  • Link:

#6. Armando Emilio Guebuza Bridge

  • Location: Mozambique
  • Length: 2.37 kilometres
  • Link: Provinces of Zambezia and Sofala

#5. Dona Ana Bridge

Dona Ana bridge
  • Location: Mozambique
  • Length: 3.67 kilometres
  • Link: Two halves of Mozambique in the middle of Mutarara and Vila de Sena.

#4. Mozambique Island Bridge

longest bridges in Africa
  • Location: Mozambique
  • Length: 3.8 kilometres
  • Link: The Island of Mozambique to the continent across the Indian Ocean

#3. Suez Canal Bridge

Suez canal bridge
  • Location: Egypt
  • Length: 3.9 kilometres
  • Link: African and Eurasian continents

#2. Third Mainland Bridge

third mainland bridge
  • Location: Nigeria
  • Length: 11.8 kilometres
  • Link: Lagos island to Lagos mainland
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#1. 6th October Bridge

Longest bridges in Africa
  • Location: Egypt
  • Length: 20.5 kilometres
  • Link: The city to the Eastern part of the Cairo International Airport


This piece has discussed relevant information regarding the longest bridges in Africa today. It can be seen that the Nigerian third mainland bridge is the second-longest in Nigeria. The 6th October bridge of Egypt surpassed Nigeria in this regard.

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