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Building a pedestrian bridge “Nasr Bridge” on Autostrad Road

IMPLEMENTING NGO
Egyptian Association for the Safety of the Road, registered under No. 5747 of 2004.

PARTNERS
Arab Contractors Co., one of the leading construction companies in the Middle East and Africa. Its experience is widely diversified and covers a wide spectrum of the construction industry and its ancillary services.
Balsam Trade company (a private sector supplier of the signs for the bridge).

OBJECTIVE
Build a pedestrian bridge on the Autostrad Road in Ezbet El-Nasr, El-Basateen neighborhood to protect pedestrians from repeated road  traffic accidents that claimed the lives of large numbers of people and children in the area.

GEOGRAPHICAL AREA
Autostrad Road in Ezbet El-Nasr, El-Basateen neighborhood.

DURATION
12 months from the month of July 2010.

STATUS
Accomplished.

Official statistics estimate that 8000 people are killed and 32,000 hurt on Egyptian road accidents each year". In order to reduce the high rate of traffic accidents and increase safety on roads, the project aims to build a pedestrian bridge (to be named Nasr Pedestrian Bridge) on the Autostrad road in Ezbet El-Nasr, located in El-Basateen neighborhood where there is a high density of population and whose lives are risked when they cross the road.

The project also seeks to explore ways of sustainability and self-financing for the bridge by using billboards that will bring in much needed revenue to fund the bridge maintenance program.