Egypt: State Service Department reveals history of Eiffel Bridge in Giza Zoo

Egypt: The State Service Information Department of Egypt has released the story and history of the hanging Eiffel Bridge built in the Zoo in the governorate of Giza which was made by the same famous French engineer Alexander Gustave Eiffel ten years before the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Egypt: State Service Department reveals history of Eiffel Bridge in Giza Zoo (image credits Facebook)
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Egypt: The State Service Information Department of Egypt has released the story and history of the hanging Eiffel Bridge built in the Zoo in the governorate of Giza which was made by the same famous French engineer Alexander Gustave Eiffel ten years before the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

As per the recent update shared through a social media post by the State Service Information Department, the suspension bridge was constructed under the supervision of the French architect Alexander Gustave Eiffel, opened in 1891 and became the icon of the park, which is known as the biggest and finest Zoo in Giza which is only one of its kind in the entire region of Middle East and Africa.

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The officials have stated that in the past few years, the number of visitors and tourists visiting the place has been increasing rapidly. The area is witnessing drastic and substantial growth and development in many areas. The Zoo and the hanging Eiffel Bridge has become popular tourist destination and the centre point of attraction in Giza for visitors.  

In addition, the management of the State Service Information Department has confirmed that increased footfall of the tourists and visitors at the Zoo in Giza has also played a vital role in increasing the historical recognition of the place. The Zoo and Eiffel Bridge have also become a shrive loved by adults and people of every age, including the Egyptians, the Arabs and Foreigners.

Furthermore, the State Information Service wrote about the changes from the very beginning which happened to the Eiffel Bridge throughout its life span, which read as follows,

 

– The bridge was built about ten years before the Eiffel Tower and was designed by the same French engineer, Alexander Gustave Eiffel.

– Construction of the Suspension Bridge began before the official opening of the Giza Zoo in 1891; at the time, it became the icon of the park and a platform to view all corners of the park from its highest height.

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– On the sides of the Eiffel Bridge is the slogan of Al-Khadiwi Ismail, who ruled Egypt at that time, in addition to the inscription of the shape of the royal crown, three stars and a crescent.

– The bridge was part of Ismail Pasha’s Park, where he built the bridge before allocating part of his mansion to become a zoo.

 

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