Rod al-Farag Axis bridge (Source: egyptindependent.com)

"Egypt is seeking to carry out public projects in the shortest possible time to save money and effort," Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in his address at the ceremony.

The construction of the bridge was implemented by the Armed Forces Engineering Authority (AFEA) in cooperation with a number of national companies.

Egypt said that on Wednesday the bridge, which passes over the Nile, received a Guinness World Record certificate for being the widest suspension bridge in the world at a width of 67.36m.

Regional Director for Guinness World Records in the Middle East and North Africa, Talal Omar, handed over the certificate to President and CEO of Arab Contractors company, Mohamed Mohsen Salah.

Rod al-Farag Axis bridge links areas in northern and eastern Cairo with west Cairo and is meant to streamline traffic and reduce commuting time.

The total length of the Rod el Farag Axis bridge is 16.7 kilometers divided into five bridges that connect a number of areas. The longest of these bridges is Shobra neighborhood bridge, followed by the Ring Road intersection bridge.

The other three bridges are Warraq, Western Nile, and Eastern Nile./.

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