Two photos from the old war album. The captions are as I found them, written by my father. The photographer is unknown: they might be my father’s photos, or they might have been given to him by a mate.
The “Nile Bridge” is the Abou el Ela Bridge, Cairo – construction completed in 1912, demolished in 1998
Thanks WordPress for prompting me to post photos of framed shots.
Bridge photos, I’ve posted a few. But here’s one you haven’t seen:
The Imbaba Bridge used to be the greatest swing bridge in Egypt according to this site, where more photos of it are available, including a terrific end view of the swing span.
You might also be interested in this post of mine from July about another opening bridge on the Nile, the El Gala’a Bridge, or, as it was known in 1941, the English Bridge.
And below, from a post in December, this excellent bridge perspective. Thanks to Ahmad Omar (see his comment below) I’ve discovered the name of this bridge: Aboul Ela Bridge, also known as the Abou el Ela, Abou al-Ela, and the Boulak Bridge. It was constructed between 1908 and 1912 and dismantled in 1998.
And you should look at the Beckett Bridge in Dublin by night, on Ailsa’s blog: http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/02/22/travel-theme-bridges/