Bridge Construction Programme


Country

Zimbabwe

Location

All Provinces

Staff

Implementation Staff 3x

Client

DDF

Donor

KfW

Period of Time

01/1986 until 10/2000

Volume

EUR 9.00 Million (DM 17.5 Million)



Project Description

The Bridge Programme included the selection of bridge sites and the planning, design and implementation of the construction of 125 bridges.

Two different types of bridge designs were used; The corrugated steel plate structures using almost only labour intensive techniques and

conventional reinforced concrete structures where high water flows or founding conditions prevailed (20% of all bridges)

Most of the works were carried out by labour intensive techniques. The designs allowed for maximum use of labour-based methodologies.

Service Provided

Services included the overall project planning, design, preparation of work programmes, tender documentation and evaluation for selected bridges as well as implementation activities, reporting, budgeting costing etc.

Since the bridges were distributed throughout Zimbabwe, a high level of management organisation and coordination was required to ensure proper controls and resource management.

The key staff comprised a bridge coordinator and two resident engineers.