China Wu Yi Setup a Masssive Concrete Footbridge Across University Way
The new structure has without mention raised discussions due to its magnificent form and use of concrete. It has been designed by the hands of the UoN - Department of Real Estate & Construction Management.
The University of Nairobi students will now be able to cross the 8 lane University Way safely, this follows the recent upgrade of University Way (Nairobi-Thika Highway Improvement Project) which left pedestrians at the mercy of a zebra crossing.
What stands out is it's design, the structure is composed of entirely concrete as compared to other footbridges (which are mainly steel).
Due to the use of concrete the footbridge is likely to cost more and weigh twice as much, however compared to other footbridges, it should last longer (concrete being less prone to corrosion).
Because it is one massive concrete structure, it will prove harder to maintain or change.
The footbridge spans from the university entrance across the highway, past the DT Dobie showroom, till the near end of Muindi Mbingu Street.
It has been designed by the hands of the UoN - Department of Real Estate & Construction Management.
The structure is nearly complete and should be ready at the close of the month.