HC Deb 14 December 1932 vol 273 c332
18. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has recently been made with the Zambesi bridge; and by what date he anticipates that the work will be completed?


As the answer is rather long, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

I am informed that the position is as follows:

The foundations for the viaduct, 1,847 feet long, on the south hank of the Zambesi, are finished, and the erection of the steel superstructure is in hand. On the north bank, all six piers for the approach spans arc finished and the spans have been erected. Six of the 34 main piers were completed by the end of September, and a further nine are in hand. Traffic is now being carried through to the bridge site over the new South Approach Railway. It is anticipated that the whole scheme will be completed by the contract date, 17th April, 1935.