Manafa Bridge

Project Overview

In 2015 the Manafa Bridge along Mbale-Tororo highway caved in paralyzing traffic along the road that also connects to Northern Uganda and Southern Sudan.

The collapsed bridge that was constructed 60 years ago formed a sizeable hole in the middle, with only motorcycles, bicycle riders and pedestrians able to go through a small portion that remained on one side. In a state of emergency, the Uganda National Roads Authority required a contractor to take on the job of replacing Manafa Bridge under a design and build contract.

The project lasted 12 months and involved the following works:

  • Topographical, Geotechnical, Hydrological Surveys
  • Detailed design process for foundations, sub and super Structures
  • Traditional foundations to rock
  • RC construction of 2 No. abutments
  • Design, manufacture, shipping, erection of 25m span composite steel beam/concrete deck bridge
  • Demolition of existing bridge
  • Relocation of river course and river Protection
  • Approach roads

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Uganda National Roads Authority


Manafa, Tororo – Mbale Road, Eastern Uganda

Project Value

UGX 9,765,193,103/=

Contract Period

12 Months