President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated the Rod El-Farag Axis Bridge on Wednesday.
The bridge, built by the armed forces with a large number of civil construction companies entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest bridge in width over a waterway, at 66.8 metres, according to the Egyptian government.
The Rod El-Farag Axis Bridge links areas in northern and eastern Cairo with west Cairo, aiming to facilitate traffic and reduce commuting time. It will be parallel to the 26 July Corridor, which links 6th of October City and Sheikh Zayed City with Greater Cairo.
The President also inaugurated the Tahya Misr Eastern Bridge, which is considered world’s longest flyover bridge and has been carried out in full by 100 percent Egyptian companies.
Work on the project started in 2015.