Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Algeria - Sidi M'Cid Bridge 西迪美思橋


Stamp Issue : 1974-04-22 

Sidi M'Cid Bridge designed by French engineer Ferdinand Arnodin is an iconic monument of Constantine, Algeria. It is a suspension cabled-stay bridge with main span 160 meters long. Opened on April 19 in 1912, the bridge connects the slopes of Sidi M’ Cid hill to the old town area, with an appalling canyon 175 meters below it. Although the bridge sways while crossing, it is basically safe. In 2000, twelve cables were replaced. Unfortunately, in recent years, Sidi M'Cid Bridge has become a popular suicide destination in Constantine.


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