Govt Commissions Roman-Era Bridge
9 October 2023
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By Farai D Hove | In an unexpected move, the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) government confidently commissioned the Gunguwo Bridge last week, a structure that draws striking parallels to the iconic bridges of the Roman Empire.

The Gunguwo Bridge, situated at the intersection of Gokwe North District and Mashonaland West Province, is a testament to architectural excellence that seems to harken back to the grandeur of the Roman Empire. The bridge, constructed with precision and finesse, represents a remarkable achievement in engineering and infrastructure development.


The bridge’s inauguration ceremony, attended by government officials, engineers, and local residents, was a momentous occasion. It marks a significant step forward in Zimbabwe’s commitment to modernizing its infrastructure.

One cannot help but draw comparisons between the Gunguwo Bridge and the masterpieces of engineering from the Roman Empire. The design principles and craftsmanship employed in the construction of this bridge seem to pay homage to an era when bridges were not merely utilitarian structures but works of art.

The Gunguwo Bridge spans a river, connecting two regions that were previously separated by natural obstacles. Its robust stone foundations, intricate arches, and meticulously crafted masonry work are reminiscent of the Roman aqueducts and bridges that have withstood the test of time for centuries.

Government officials expressed their confidence in the project, highlighting its significance in enhancing connectivity between Gokwe North District and Mashonaland West Province. The bridge is expected to facilitate the movement of goods, people, and services, thereby boosting economic activity in the region.