Imbaba Bridge

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The Imbaba Bridge in Cairo

The Imbaba Bridge is a major railway bridge located in Cairo, Egypt across the Nile River. It is located about 935 kilometers downstream from Aswan Dam.[1] Imbaba Bridge is currently the only railway bridge across the Nile in Cairo.[2] The current version of the bridge was built between 1912 and 1924 by the Belgian firm Baume-Marpent.[3] The first iteration of the bridge was constructed in 1891 and was designed to allow railways to cross the Nile River west towards the Giza Train Station.[2][4]


  1. ^ Sadek, Nahla. "Flood Effects on Local Scour at Imbaba Bridge". CiteSeerX accessible. 
  2. ^ a b Travel Cairo, Egypt. Boston: 2007. ISBN 1605010553. 
  3. ^ Ramadan, Ahmed (12 November 2010). "Streets of Cairo: The bridges over troubled water". Egypt Independent. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Old Imbaba Bridge, 1890". Cairobserver. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 

Coordinates: 30°04′30″N 31°13′32″E / 30.0751°N 31.2255°E / 30.0751; 31.2255