Likoni floating bridge causes mixed reaction over a long-distance walk to workplaces

Likoni floating bridge photo

 

 Likoni floating bridge causes a mixed reaction on the distance covered by users.

The construction of the bridge cost Sh1.9 billion.


“I live in Ujamaa. It will cost me Sh50 if I use a boda boda from there to the bridge. I will need another Sh50 after crossing to connect to my workplace. When using Ferry, its just walking distance.  Using the ferry is cheaper,” a Likoni channel user said.



The floating bridge is the first of its kind on the continent.



Mr Fred Musa, a resident of Majengo Mapya, walks from home to Likoni channel where he boards the ferry.


“The ferry is convenient. The bridge is very long and open. Users are not protected from the sun or rain unlike in the ferries,” he said.


Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) states the number of daily users increased from 4,000 in the first week to over 65,000.


“The bridge is a relief to pedestrians crossing from the island to Likoni and vice versa,” KeNHA said in a statement.

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