The Dag Hamarskjöld Bridge in Leopoldville was opened on 17 September 1962 at a ceremony attended by members of the Central Government, members of the Leopoldville Provincial Government, the Diplomatic Corps, ONUC officials, and a large crowd of Congolese.
The bridge, situated on Avenue Engles, is a continuation of Leopoldville's main roadway, the Blvd. Albert, and is considered of major importance to Leopoldville Province as it connects the area where the provincial administration and services are located with the rest of the city. This bridge is the first major construction work completed in the Congo with UN aid. It has a span of 40 meters.