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 footbridge at University Way crossing.

The footbridge at University Way crossing.

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.

The superstructure at the crossing adds some architectural touch that makes it stands out.

The superstructure at the crossing adds some architectural touch that makes it stands out.

What stands out is it's design, the structure is composed of entirely concrete as compared to other footbridges (which are mainly steel).

View from the above street junction.

View from the above street junction.

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).

Apart from the regular ramps on either side, the structure has a flight of steps alongside the road.

Apart from the regular ramps on either side, the structure has a flight of steps alongside the road.

Because it is one massive concrete structure, it will prove harder to maintain or change.

Junction of Muidi Mbingu and Monrovia Streets where the footbridge terminates.

Junction of Muidi Mbingu and Monrovia Streets where the footbridge terminates.

The footbridge spans from the university entrance across the highway, past the DT Dobie showroom, till the near end of Muindi Mbingu Street.

Up ramp. Most footbridges across the highway have such facilities for disabled users.

Up ramp. Most footbridges across the highway have such facilities for disabled users.

It has been designed by the hands of the UoN - Department of Real Estate & Construction Management.

The view from University Way.

The view from University Way.

The structure is nearly complete and should be ready at the close of the month.