The United Republic of Tanzania

National Social Security Fund (NSSF)

We Build Your Future

Daraja la Nyerere

Basic facts about Nyerere Bridge and its approach Roads

It was officially opened on 19th April 2016 by the Fifth President of The United Republic of Tanzania Dr. John Pombe Magufuli.

It is a Joint Venture project between the Fund (60%) and Government (40%).

Construction started on 1st February 2012.

Nyerere Bridge is a 680-meter-long cable suspension bridge that connects the Dar es Salaam ward of Kurasini to the Kigamboni district across the Kurasini creek.

It has 2.5 km approach roads. 1km on Kurasini side and 1.5 Km will be on Kigamboni side. The road joins the Mandela expressway through elevated free interchange to separate traffic approaching and leaving the junction.

The bridge has six lanes (three on each direction) and two pedestrians/cyclists lanes with width of 2.5 meters (one on each side).

There is a toll plaza for controlling and charging of vehicles passing through the bridge. A total of 14 controlled lanes are in this area (seven for each of the two directions).

For management of operations of the project, a total of 7 buildings is built adjacent to the toll plaza, these are:

  • Administration building;
  • Ambulance, Police and Fire Station;
  • Laboratories;
  • Generator Room 1;
  • Generator Room 2;
  • Weight Bridge Control Room; and
  • Toll Station.
  • The layout of the bridge from Kurasini side to Kigamboni:-

  • Free interchange above Mandela Road sloping to the level of existing road on each direction;
  • Ramps sloping towards the TAZARA Railway Bridge passing under it;
  • Road embankment from TAZARA bridge to the Kigamboni Bridge Abutment on Kurasini side;
  • The bridge;
  • Road embankment from Bridge abutment on Kigamboni side to toll plaza;
  • Toll Plaza and the Buildings.