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Blue Nile Road and Railway Bridge

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The Blue Nile Road and Railway Bridge is a bascule bridge in Sudan, which links the capital Khartoum to the industrial city Khartoum North across the Blue Nile.

Blue Nile Road and Railway Bridge
Coordinates15°36′57″N 32°32′38″E / 15.61583°N 32.54389°E / 15.61583; 32.54389Coordinates: 15°36′57″N 32°32′38″E / 15.61583°N 32.54389°E / 15.61583; 32.54389
CarriesRoad and railway
CrossesBlue Nile
DesignBascule bridge
Total length560 m
Constructed byCleveland Bridge & Engineering Company


Built between 1907 and 1909 by Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company[1] from a design by engineer Georges Imbault, it is one of the oldest bridges in Khartoum and Sudan.[2]


  1. ^ "A Sudan Bridge". The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 27 April 1910, p. 8. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  2. ^ Structurae database