South Omo. The new Bridge at Kangatan [aka Kangata or Kangate] across the Omo is open! We crossed it on the second day after it opened on Sunday 15th February 2015. However, there are barriers both ends of the bridge with police guards who went off for lunch around 1pm and shut the barriers leaving us trapped in Kangatan until they were finished! Also problem with our local guide who was charging us for the hire of a boat across the Omo which of course we didn’t need. It took an hour to sort this out as our Addis guide felt it was a point of principle not to pay for something we didn’t do.
On the bright side, we were able to drive further the other side of the river than we would have been able to do if visiting by boat and walking so went into a Nyangatom village completely unused to tourists.
This new bridge has also made a vast difference to those visiting West Omo. The French beat us to it and crossed the bridge earlier in the day before us. They had been camping in West Omo and instead of the long trip back via Mago were able to shorten their journey considerably.
Hope this helps.
If only there was a good map! I read too late that you can get the National Geographic one in Addis though not online [even for members] but we did find that the Timeless Travel map [be careful not to get the Polish addition!] was pretty good and much better than the International Travel Map at least for South Omo.