Rabat – Morocco’s landmark cable-stayed bridge, which is the highest and longest of its kind in Africa, is going to be inaugurated for traffic use in June 2016.The information was announced by the Deputy Minister for Transport, Mohamed Najib Boulif, on Wednesday, May 11.The bridge, which was set across Oued Bouregreg, is 950 meters long, with three lanes in each direction, a central span of 375 meters, 100 meter deck height and two main towers of 200 meters height with an architecture inspired by the Islamic arts and architecture. This project is supposed to have important environmental and social impacts. The bridge, which is part of the highway by-passing Rabat will significantly alleviate traffic in the cities of Rabat and Salé.The Russky Bridge, connecting Vladivostok to Russky Island in Russia is the bridge with the largest range in the world with 1,104 meters. It will soon be overtaken by Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge in Istanbul, which will be inaugurated next August and will have a range of 1,408 meters.
Here’s a look at some of the media attention Brock University received recently.North Korea’s release of Toronto pastor regarded as political move: Brock professor Charles Burton, an expert in issues surrounding China and North Korea, discusses the release of a Canadian man who was being held. The story appeared in the Globe and Mail.Harmful algal bloom predicted for western Lake Erie: Brock earth science professor Francine McCarthy was interviewed by the Welland Tribune for a story about the expected elevated levels of algal bloom on Lake Erie.Was it right to expel Wasaga councillor? Municipal experts weigh in: Brock political scientist David Siegel was interviewed by the Wasaga Sun about whether or not the use of the word “cowardly” should have been enough to get a councillor kicked out of a meeting and forced to apologize.Ever-changing weather can nullify home-course advantage at Henley: Brock Badgers rowing coach Swede Burak was interviewed by the St. Catharines Standard for a story about the 135th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta taking place this week in Niagara.Did we miss something? If you know of an appearance or story about a Brock faculty member, student, athlete or alumni, please drop us a line with a link to the story at [email protected]