President Abdel Fattah al-sisi commissioned the world’s widest bridge on Wednesday with minister and military generals ,the bridge has six traffic lines in each direction and measures 67.3 meters (222 feet) across makes it the world’s widest suspension bridge.

The bridge which covers the Nile’s Warraq Island has an estimated 100,000 resident, some of whom have protested against planned demolitions on the island and plans to develop it into a modern residential community.

Around one million cube meters of concrete as well as 1,400km (2,268 miles) of steel wire for 160 suspension cables were used in its construction and 4,000 engines, technicians and workers led to the realization of the project

Other prestige projects launched under sisi include an expansion of the Suez Canal, completed in 2015 and the building of a new capital in the desert east of Cairo that is currently under construction.  

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