Rutenga is siding on the Somabhula – Bannockburn – Beit Bridge main line, in Zimbabwe.
It is located approximately 125 km south of Masvingo and 135 km north of Beit Bridge.
The road over rail bridge was designed to eliminate the level crossing that had existed on the heavily trafficked Masvingo – Beit Bridge main road.
The terrain being flat, the level crossing elimination needed to take the form of a road over rail bridge, which in turn required the construction of significant ramps up to the bridge.
The bridge was designed to comply with the clearance gauge stipulations for structures on non-electrified railway lines.
The structure (abutments, wing-walls and simply supported deck) was in reinforced concrete.