Boulak Bridge

The Boulak Bridge (also called the Boulac Bridge, Abou El Ela Bridge, Abou al-Ela Bridge) was a bridge that crossed the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt. It linked Gezira Island to Bulaq.


The bridge was designed and built between 1908 and 1912 by William Scherzer.[1] It had a rolling and locking mechanism used for opening it to river traffic and was 274.5 metres long and 20 meters wide.[1] The Boulak Bridge was demolished in 1998.[2]