Regional Director of the Guinness Book of Records in the Middle East and North Africa, Talal Omar, handed a certificate on Wednesday to Mohamed Mohsen Salah, Chairman of Arab Contractors Company, officially stating the Rod al-Farag Axis Bridge as the widest suspension bridge in the world. Omar called the Rod al-Farag bridge, also known as the Tahya Masr Bridge, one of the most important achievements of the human element in Egypt. He also thanked workers on the project, hoping that this would raise the achievements of Egyptian workers to international levels. According to Reuters, at its widest the bridge has six traffic lanes in each direction and measures 67.3 meters (222 feet) across. A regional director for the Guinness Book of World Records present at the opening said that makes it the world’s widest suspension bridge.
Source: Egypt Independent May 15, 2019 14:15 UTC