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Rare photos of Adomi Bridge during construction

An architect, Kuukuwa Manful has shared some rare photos of the famous Adomi Bridge while construction was ongoing.


Before Ghana attained independence, the iconic infrastructure was built in the-then Gold Coast.

Construction of the bridge begun in March 1955 and was commissioned by the first Ghanaian Prime Minister, Dr Kwame Nkrumah in 1957.

Designed by William Brown and built from the Lazer-McKenna mathematical model, the adored bridge, suspends from a span of 805 feet with the rise to the crown of the arches of the bridge measuring 219 feet.

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Previously referred to as Volta Bridge, the treasured landmark stretches over the Akosombo Lake and serves as a link between the Eastern and Volta Regions.


Interestingly, pictures of the bridge while it was still under construction are new to many, hence, the reaction the pictures are receiving on social media.


The pictures, among other things, show the exhilarating engineering and machinery that went into one of Ghana’s iconic road infrastructure which was officially declared a tourist site in April 2019.



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