Okavango River Bridge in Botsuana, Africa - Elephant tusks for the Okavango
Dedicated to Dipl.-Ing. Manfred Grassl for his 70th birthday.
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Martin Grassl / Thomas Benz
The Okavango River in the African country Botsuana leads in a domestic delta. Due to the fact that the area is very fertile a unique species richness of flora and fauna has developed. This is a magnet for tourists from all over the world. For developing the north-eastern part of the Delta, it is planned to replace the existing ferry service by a static link as a cable-stayed bridge. To emphasize the symbolic character of the building the towers were designed in a special design idea as the A-pylons in form of intersecting elephant tusks. It is the design history, as well as important details of the construction explained. After completion, the Okavango River Bridge will be the first cablestayed bridge in Botsuana. It will make a significant contribution to improving and developing the infrastructure of the Okavango Delta.