Rehabilitation of the “Kwanza” River Bridge at Cangandala The “Kwanza” River Bridge at Cangadala in the Malange province of Angola is a multiple reinforced concrete arch bridge built in 1973. This bridge suffered extensive damage over the years of conflict in Angola, with six arches and a pier being completely destroyed.

The bridge structure comprises of 15 arches of varying length over a total of 308m between the abutments. These arches are supported by stone piers with a hydrodynamic design.

The rehabilitation work focused on the reconstruction of the original structure given that this bridge is considered to be an important heritage feature. The work also included the widening of the platform/deck.

The rehabilitation works started in June 2008 and finished in November 2010.