Finally nitaona hii hekaya coming to life,

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Meria Mata

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A brand new bridge for Mombasa.
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used to be a wooden bridge built in the 30s
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this floating bridge used to go up and down with the waves, only the brave ones could walk across.
then we got the new Nyali bridge.
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There used to be a toll station here.
lakini na jiuliza, mbona hawajengi bridge Likoni?
 
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@Meria Mata it just don't make financial sense ... well, not for the stage at which we're at anyway.

They would need a drawbridge to allow the ships to pass and they would probably need to take up LOTS of land on either side. The whole thing would cost more than you can even start to think and I highly doubt that we can afford to build it AND maintain it. Plus, it would put so many people out of jobs.

We're not there yet. We can't :(

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le scumbag

Village Elder
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I heard some argument about bridge ya Likoni starting around Aga Khan ati ndo iwe high enaf for vessles to pass under it unhindered. I do not know much about bridges but I guess it wud be an expensive undertaking....
On the other hand,I would have a question to the KURA director. Have they taken measures to take care of the Lights - Pirates thru Bombolulu stretch while they were doing research for the second bridge.

Ama bridge ni watu wa Nyali seeing ni wao wamekuwa invited for the shindig?
 
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Meria Mata

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I heard some argument about bridge ya Likoni starting around Aga Khan ati ndo iwe high enaf for vessles to under it unhindered. I do not know much about bridges but I guess it wud be an expensive undertaking....
On the other hand,I would have a question to the KURA director. Have they taken measures to take care of the Light - Prates stretch while they were doing research for the second bridge.

Ama bridge ni watu wa Nyali seeing ni wao wamekuwa invited for the shindig?
Tukutane Flamingo kesho Bro, i think there will be a question and answer session after his speech.
 
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Thika road also faced opposition.
This project is a bit more complicated than that. They're not just expanding an existing road which shoulda been a highway in the first place anyways.

If you go into what @le scumbag has posted, you will realize that they would need to change like 60% of the town's/city's layout before they can even begin working on the bridge. Apart from the money needed, there is a whole other level of politics that you need to overcome to even start dreaming about it...

This project is the equivalent of trying to eliminate Kibera as a slum. It isn't impossible, but it also ain't gon' be no easy trip. Not at all.
 

Da Vinci

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A brand new bridge for Mombasa.
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used to be a wooden bridge built in the 30s
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this floating bridge used to go up and down with the waves, only the brave ones could walk across.
then we got the new Nyali bridge.
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There used to be a toll station here.
lakini na jiuliza, mbona hawajengi bridge Likoni?
Ooh I've dreamed of a bridge across Likoni since I came to Mombasa! And people should aquaint themselves with documentaries to appreciate possibilities! Those who say that a bridge over Likoni channel is either difficult or expensive should know that it's childplay to guys like the Japanese and the Chinese! They have done more daunting jobs! Expensive, yes, but worth every penny!
 
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Ooh I've dreamed of a bridge across Likoni since I came to Mombasa! And people should aquaint themselves with documentaries to appreciate possibilities! Those who say that a bridge over Likoni channel is either difficult or expensive should know that it's childplay to guys like the Japanese and the Chinese! They have done more daunting jobs! Expensive, yes, but worth every penny!
You have to walk before you can run.
 

4makind

Village Elder
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This project is a bit more complicated than that. They're not just expanding an existing road which shoulda been a highway in the first place anyways.

If you go into what @le scumbag has posted, you will realize that they would need to change like 60% of the town's/city's layout before they can even begin working on the bridge. Apart from the money needed, there is a whole other level of politics that you need to overcome to even start dreaming about it...

This project is the equivalent of trying to eliminate Kibera as a slum. It isn't impossible, but it also ain't gon' be no easy trip. Not at all.
Tz is doind a similar bridge linking Kigamboni with Downtown Dar. It's high enough allowing ships to pass and dock at the port.
 

Ice_Cube

Village Chief
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am quite sure with such projects the country builds it based on projected traffic over the next like 50 years, you can't build the bridge based on today's traffic
 

4makind

Village Elder
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Their traffic is much lower than ours. They can afford to make it a low-scale operation. We can't.
I beg to differ, traffic jams in Dar are legendary, far off worse than Nairobi. Anyway if this bridge is built, the benefits accrued will will outweigh the current ferry services many times over and open up huge areas in south coast that were unreachable before. Just look at what Thika road and the by-passes have enabled
 
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I beg to differ, traffic jams in Dar are legendary, far off worse than Nairobi. Anyway if this bridge is built, the benefits accrued will will outweigh the current ferry services many times over and open up huge areas in south coast that were unreachable before. Just look at what Thika road and the by-passes have enabled
lol I meant port traffic. The bridge you'd need here wouldn't be comparable to the one needed in Tanzania ... not unless ALL our traffic was re-routed there and they did a MAJOR overhaul of their port. If so, then we'd be looking at bankruptcy for Tanzania as a whole :D
 

Da Vinci

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UOTE="4makind, post: 116765, member: 1119"]Tz is doind a similar bridge linking Kigamboni with Downtown Dar. It's high enough allowing ships to pass and dock at the port.[/QUOTE]
Mombasa, being what it is, the most important entry point to East and Central Africa, should have had these infrastructure since like ten years ago! It would not be over-ambitious to imagine an over-pass that runs from Changamwe roundabout to land at Makande. The Changamwe to Miritini section of the Mombasa Nairobi highway should be a dual roadway as a matter of necessity.
 

4makind

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lol I meant port traffic. The bridge you'd need here wouldn't be comparable to the one needed in Tanzania ... not unless ALL our traffic was re-routed there and they did a MAJOR overhaul of their port. If so, then we'd be looking at bankruptcy for Tanzania as a whole :D
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aaaaaaaah kumbe ni traffic ya ships!!!
 
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