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Rhodes, Cecil

Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1900-1909DateCreated: 1905Country: ZimbabweCreator: Rhodes, Cecil
The Victoria Falls Bridge, completed in 1905, is a 152-meter span, steel-lattice, two-hinged arch bridge with a deck level 122 m above the Zambezi River. Conceived by Cecil Rhodes as a key link in his proposed Cape-to-Cairo railway, it is situated just downstream of the Victoria Falls in a site of unsurpassed grandeur. Although a product of the colonial period, it continues to serve and enhance the lives of all people living in the region.
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Christopher Jensen (CC BY-ND 2.0)Image Caption: Victoria Falls BridgeEra_date_from: 1905
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