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Ranked #92 of 264 things to do in Cairo
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The bridge is just functional, a simple concrete structure to enable traffic to drive East-West or vice versa accross the Nile. Gezira island is connected as well. You can reach the bridge on foot. There is a foot path along the East side of the Nile which (dead) ends just before the bridge. Use the last staircase to go one floor up and you will be able to cross under the bridge on foot. It is also possible to cross over the bridge on foot to Gezira island.

The bridge is named after the October war against Israel in 1973. As the Soviet Union helped the Arab side in the conflict and the USA supported Israel a global conflict threatened. Eventually Israel maintained its occupation of Sinai. The Egyptian army withdrew again. Still the Egyptian nation was proud of the fact they at least tried with honor to get their occupied lands back. For this reason 6th of October (the day the war started) bridge.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

SO this this basically the largest bridge connecting downtown cairo, it is not an attraction but usually something to avoid cuz of traffic. But if you are interested to walk across the nile with a great view and a piece of history, there is a much smaller bridge next to it called Kasr ElNile Bridge, that would be a very cool early morning walk or sunset walk.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

its a big bridge. it connects mainly jamalek and cairo and giza. crossed this place quite a few time and also walked down too while i took dinner crusie in nile and while walking across the nile cornice. clean and well maintained. night view was cool. other wise nothing much to see on or in it.

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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Nothing special about this bridge and you not miss anything exept loads of traffic and a glimpse of the Nile.

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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I walked across it numerous times. It's a major bridge with tens of thousands of cars using it. It's a mad house.

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