Mellah Slimane Bridge & Lift

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Mellah Slimane Bridge & Lift information

Location
Constantine , Algeria
Prices
DA3
Opening hours
7am-6pm Sat-Thu, 9am-12.30pm Fri
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Of all the dramatic bridges that cross the Oued Rhumel, none is as exciting to walk across as the Mellah Slimane Bridge, some 100m above the water. Stretching 125m long and a mere 2.5m wide, it joins the train station with the centre of the old town. Eight years in the making, it was opened in 1925 and is heavily used today, so much so that you will feel it swing and wobble as you cross the centrepoint. Steep steps lead up from the bridge to street level on the city side. A lift will save your legs.