6th October Bridge, Cairo, Egypt
In Cairo is the bridge of 6 October with the length of 20.5 km. This bridge crosses the Nile twice and connects the western part of the city to the international airport, which is located in the eastern part of Cairo. The bridge was named to honor the important historical event. On 6 October 1973, the Ramadan war between Egypt and Israel began. The bridge building started in Cairo in 1969 and lasted a little over 30 years. In 1996 the bridge was put into operation.
Since the opening, the bridge of 6 October has been the most important street of the capital, but also of the whole state. Every day driving more than 500,000 people cross the bridge, which is also the number of guests from other countries. With care that traffic on the bridge is very dense at any time of the day, the trip takes about 45 minutes. From the bridge, the wonderful panoramas open onto the sights of Cairo. The tourists have a unique opportunity to see the beautiful mosques and churches from the new viewpoint and to observe the busy streets of Cairo from the height.
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