only a tiny part of the projected Zambezi River bridge between
Botswana to Zambia will pass through Zimbabwian territory 2).
where the Botswana - Zimbabwe land border meets Zambezi
River and that Namibia is not involved in this project.
the bridge will be built on the most narrow point of the Zambezi
River in this area.
has an issue of non aligned river border.
BWZM=no agreement, BWZW=only landborder is defined, NAZM=thalweg, ZMZW=midline,
a thalweg does not always correspond with the river midline.
the thalwegs and midlines keep moving about anyway, so a quadripoint
here can only be determed by a border treaty.
expect the countries involved in the bridge project have a classified
detailed border map for the construction area which is a part of the
On this image
we have drawn a prolonging line of the Botswana - Zimbabwe land border.
The same is done out from the middleline of the Botswana - Namibia Chobe
River. These two lines meet the middleline of the Zambezi River (A)
differently, but only about 62 m apart. If the thalweg is slightly
closer to Zambia, they would meet in a single point (B). If the
BWNA Chobe River thalweg turns slightly more east at the confluence with
Zambezi River, BWNAZM may appear on the same point as BWZMZW. A
quadripoint will not come into being unless all four countries sign a
treaty on the issue.
do not know exactly where the bridge is projected to be built, but if
the Botswana - Zimbabwe border would turn where it runs into the river
and go right towards Zambia in a 90° angle with land, the bridge would not
run over a tiny part of Zimbabwian territory.
"Shortest distance" length is 353 metres.