Souvenir of the inauguration of the railway bridge over the South Channel of the River Niger by H.E. Sir Frederick Lugard ... January 31st 1916. At Jebba, Nigeria, West Africa
Scope and Contents
An album, with printed letterpress captions, containing prints, most measuring approximately 145 x 95 mm.
The album contains general views of the bridge at Jebba, photographs taken during the opening and of the wreck of the 'Dayspring' which sank in 1857.
The Jebba Bridge.
Railway construction started in earnest in Nigeria in 1893 with the building of the Lagos Railway running north from Lagos to Ibadan. In 1907 work was started by the Northern Nigeria Administration on the Baro-Kano line which was completed in 1911. The Lagos line was then extended northwards to join the Baro-Kano line at Minna, but until the completion of the bridge at Jebba, trains still had to be ferried across the Niger. The opening of the bridge by Sir Frederick Lugard on January 31 1916 finally connected Lagos and Kano on a direct line of 705 miles.
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1 album(s) (12 images in 1 album)
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This collection is available on microfiche: Africa, fiche numbers 53.
This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.
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