Zimbabwe :: Manicaland
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The Birchenough Bridge was funded and planned by the Beit Trust, a foundation chaired at the time by Sir Henry Birchenough. It was completed in 1935. At a length of 1080 feet (329 m) it was the third longest single-arch suspension bridge in the world at the time. Ralph Freeman, the bridge's designer, was also the structural designer on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and consequently the two bridges bear a close resemblance, although Birchenough is only two-thirds as long as the Australian bridge. This bridge was commemorated as one of the great bridges of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) on a series of postage stamps in 1969. Max weight 25 tons, weigh bridge both sides of bridge for trucks and buses.
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