I will try to show you some before, during, and after pictures of the construction. Please remember that some of these are taken through a streaked windshield so I apologize for the poor quality.
|Going on to the bridge...the angle of the two pictures just above is taken from where the cars in the center right of the picture are approaching. This shows WHY we needed to improve the situation! Photo taken in 2011.|
|This is taken in 2011, coming down from the hospital towards the Rond Point Kennedy with the Gaweye Hotel on the right and the Musee on the left.|
|This is more or less the same angle as it is today. Coming down from the hospital, going to the right will take you past the Gaweye and on to the bridge. Going straight will take you into Niamey center....towards the petit marche, etc.|
While the construction was going on, we could drive on the "sidewalk" in front of the Gaweye to get to the bridge. You could also bounce across the approach to the bridge and take a plowed-out dirt road to get back to the center area of town. Coming home from the other side of the river, we had to take the new bridge which took a lot of time!
The next few pictures show the Rond Point Kennedy taken from the bridge looking towards the center of town.
|Looking a little sad after a big wind storm.|
|Looking a whole lot better today.|