The African Development bank has agreed to lend the west African nation of Cameroon US$73.4 million to build a bridge across the river that separates it from neighbouring Equatorial Guinea.

The bridge will link Campo in Cameroon to Rio Campo in Equatorial Guinea. It will reduce travel time and costs along the Yaoundé-Bata-Libreville multinational corridor and support an industrial-port activities hub between the deep-water ports in Kribi, Cameroon, and Bata, Equatorial Guinea.

Work will start on the bridge imminently, with a completion date of November 2028.