25 April 2012

Video: The history of the "Victoria Falls Bridge"

Built over the Second Gorge of the mighty Victoria Falls, the Victoria Falls Bridge crosses the Zambezi River just below the Victoria Falls and links the two towns of Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Livingstone (Zambia).
Constructed from steel shipped in all the way from England, the bridge is 198m long, with a main arch spanning 156.50m at a height of 128m above the lower water mark of the Zambezi river in the gorge below. The Victoria Falls Bridge, build in just 14 months and completed in 1905, is one of the few of its kind that carries a road, railway and footway.
The bridge was originally referred to as the "Great Zambezi Bridge" or just "Zambezi Bridge", but became known as the Victoria Falls Bridge. Kudos munyability for the video.

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