Historic Bridge Connecting Gambia and Senegal Formally Opened

The inauguration of the bridge comes two years after Yahya Jammeh’s departure, who for more than 22 years ruled Gambia, a small English-speaking country landlocked in Senegal, with the exception of a narrow coastline that is popular with tourists.

The bridge, an elegant light concrete structure more than a kilometre long located in Gambian territory, crosses the Gambia River, about ten kilometres from the Farafenni border crossing point, which the two presidents, both dressed in white boubou, symbolically used on Monday, standing in the same limousine with an open roof.

“Given the geography of Gambia and Senegal, with a river dividing each country into two parts, one wonders why it took so long to get this bridge,” Mr. Barrow asked himself at a ceremony at the foot of the new structure,

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