Maputo Bay


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Maputo Bay

An inlet of the Indian Ocean in southern Mozambique. The Portuguese arrived in the bay in 1502 and explored the adjoining territory after 1544. Portugal's claim to the area was upheld in 1875 after a dispute with Great Britain. It was renamed from Delagoa Bay after Mozambique's independence from Portugal.
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The 3Km Maputo-Catembe Bridge will consist in a 1230m precast concrete element on the south approach, a 1100m cantilever bridge on the north approach and a 680m suspension bridge, to be built 60m above the Maputo Bay to ensure that ships can pass underneath it on their way in and out of the International Port of Maputo.
The project is located in Maputo's central business district, facing the Maputo Bay.
Distribution: Maputo: Maputo Bay, Inhaca Island (AMNH); 22 km N Maputo (AMNH); 6 km N Palmeira along the Maputo-Xai Xai road (AMNH).