TUCK'S - Cairo, EGYPT - The Nile Bridge - Gezireh / Bulak - Felucca Under Sail For Sale
TUCK'S - Cairo, EGYPT - The Nile Bridge - Gezireh / Bulak - Felucca Under Sail: $8.50
TUCK'S - Cairo, EGYPT - The Nile Bridge - Gezireh / Bulak - Felucca Under Sail: The Boulak Bridge (also called the Boulac Bridge, Abou El Ela Bridge, Abou al-Ela Bridge) was a bridge that crossed the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt. It linked Gezira Island to Bulaq. The bridge was designed and built between 1908 and 1912 by William Scherzer. It had a rolling and locking mechanism used for opening it to river traffic and was 274.5 meters long and 20 meters wide. The Boulak Bridge was demolished in 1998. A felucca is a traditional wooden sailing boat used in protected waters of the Red Sea and eastern Mediterranean including Malta, and particularly along the Nile in Egypt, Sudan, and also in Iraq. Its rig consists of one or two lateen sails. They are usually able to board ten passengers and the crew consists of two or three people. Despite being made obsolete by motorboats and ferries, feluccas are still in active use as a means of transport in Nile-adjacent cities like Aswan or Luxor. They are especially popular among tourists who can enjoy a quieter and calmer mood than motorboats have to offer. This Divided Back Era (1907-15) postcard is in good condition, but shows some edge wear. Raphael Tucks. Oilette. No. 7434.