Initial designs have been made for the sixth bridge in Mosul City, which will carry an estimated cost of 55 billion Iraqi dinars, a local official said on Thursday.
“The bridge will encircle the city from the northern al-Rashidiya area to the western Mushayrafa,” the head of the Roads and Bridges Department in the province, Ghanem Mohamed Sheet, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The project aims to reduce traffic in the center of the city, Sheet noted.
The estimated completion period of the project is three years, he added.
There are five bridges linking the two sides of Mosul City across the Tigris River, the most recent of which was built in the 1980s.
Ninewa, ( Aswat Al Iraq )