The ‘Roads and bridges between Moyamba and the Moyamba junction’ project aimed to improve the road network between Moyamba, Masiaka and Bo. The objective was to improve access to the south-eastern part of the country, through motorway and smaller road network projects.
We aimed to reduce operational vehicle costs, travel time, and the number of accidents on the road connecting the district of Moyamba with the capital, Freetown and the road connecting Freetown to Conakry (Magbele Bridge).
Chris Baggerman calculated the budgets (investment costs) for the various project components and was responsible for the project documents to be submitted and the price calculation.
The project involved the following activities:
• Restoring the road between Moyamba and the Moyamba junction (32.8 km)
• Building a new composite bridge over the Gbangbaya River with a span of 36 metres
• Building a new composite bridge over the Yambatui River with a span of 42 metres
• Building a new steel bridge with a reinforced concrete slab over the Rokel River with a span of 163 metres (Magbele Bridge). This also required constructing 264 metres of paved roads to create access to the new bridge.
• Building a new steel bridge with a reinforced concrete slab over the Ribi River with a span of 231 metres (Mabang Bridge). This also required constructing 312 metres of paved roads to create access to the bridge.