Sun, Steel & Spray - A history of the Victoria Falls Bridge

Sun, Steel & Spray

A history of the Victoria Falls Bridge




Further Information


The following pages contain various bits of extra or extended sections of information across the Bridge's history for which there was no space in the final book. We'll also add to these pages any new interesting information on the Victoria Falls Bridge which comes to light.

The Flying Fox - a look at the first man to cross the gorge, Mr Fox.

Focus on the Blondin - an extended text and photographic piece looking at the mechanical transporter used in the construction of the Victoria Falls Bridge.

Victoria Falls Bridge Construction - Bosun's Chair   Victoria Falls Bridge Construction - The Blondin


Bridging the Zambezi - the story of the building of the Victoria Falls Bridge.

Tragedy Strikes - the story of the tragic death of Mr Samuel Alexander.

Completion of the Victoria Falls Bridge - an article from the London Daily News, 10 May 1905, interviewing Sir Charles Metcalfe and Mr Hobson, designer of the Victoria Falls Bridge.

Accidents and Incidents - a look at the human cost of the construction of the Victoria Falls Bridge.

Strengthening And Reconstruction Of Deck - reconstruction of the top deck of the Victoria Falls Bridge - from the Rhodesia Railways Bulletin, Nov 1929.

Bridge Gangways - installation of the Victoria Falls Bridge gangways - from the Rhodesia Railways Bulletin, July 1937.

Diamond Jubilee Paint Job - from the Rhodesia Railways Magazine, August 1963.

Victoria Falls bridge not for dismantling - an article from the Bulawayo Chronicle, 21 March 1980.

Sun, Steel and Spray References - A selected list of key references from the book.



External Links


The following links to external sites containing information on the history of the Victoria Falls Bridge.

Victoria Falls Bridge, To the Victoria Falls.

A study of the Victoria Falls bridge, Geoff's Trains.

The Great Zambezi Bridge, Engineering Wonders of the World, Volume 1, Edited by Archibald Williams, 1909, Pages 90-101.

The Victoria Falls Bridge, Wonders of World Engineering, 1 June 1937



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