Nippon Steel Engineering in cooperation with Nippon Steel had received an order to manufacture a NS Panel BridgeTM for the Gerezani Bridge as part of the Japanese government's Official Development Assistance project The Project for Improvement of Transport Capacity in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Nippon Steel Engineering announced that the onsite construction has been completed by Sumitomo Mitsui. This is the first time that NS Panel Bridge has been adopted for an international project. Construction overview: Construction of bridge superstructure (bridge length 40 m, width 30.4 m/2 lanes on each side, sidewalks on both sides, central bus lane), abutment, foundation, and access road. Use NS Panel Bridge (weight: approx. 450 tonnes) for the superstructure. Client: The Tanzania National Roads Agency Design: INGÉROSEC Corporation General contractor: Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Primary subcontractor: Yokogawa Bridge (Nippon Steel Engineering Co manufactured, supplied and provideds technical support for NS Panel Bridge Project budget: JPY 1.1 billion The Gerezani Bridge was constructed as part of the Gerezani Road development project to relieve the chronic traffic congestion on the main road in Dar es Salaam City, the economic and distribution hub of Tanzania. Since this bridge crosses the railway, the Tanzanian government evaluated the completed bridge for its Hot-rolled atmospheric corrosion resisting steels for welded structure (JIS G 3114) manufactured by Nippon Steel Corporation, which does not require re-painting maintenance, in addition to speedy construction and low girder height, which are characteristic of NS Panel Bridge. NS Panel Bridge is a new type of unit-type composite deck slab bridge that consists of a main girder panel, which integrates the composite slab and main girder, and a middle slab panel. The steel shells of the main girder and composite slab are integrated at the plant beforehand to make the onsite construction process simpler and quicker. In addition, since NS Panel Bridge does not require onsite under-girder work, such as the installation and removal of suspended scaffolding and floor slab formwork, it can be erected with minimal traffic restrictions, especially for bridges that cross roads or railways, thereby reducing traffic congestion and other burdens on the surrounding area.