Sun, Steel & Spray - A History of the Victoria Falls Bridge was first published in 2011, and the first edition (20,000 words) is still available for sale from the The Victoria Falls Bridge Shop and other selected outlets in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
A revised and extended second edition (over 40,000 words) was published in July 2016 and is available through Amazon for online order.
Sun, Steel & Spray - A history of the Victoria Falls Bridge is a comprehensive history of the planning and construction of the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge and is illustrated with a wealth of photographs from the building of the bridge to modern day.
The Victoria Falls Bridge spans the Batoka Gorge a few hundred metres downstream of the great Victoria Falls. Over hundred metres below the Zambezi River thunders through rock and rapids on its was to the Indian Ocean.
Built in 1904-5 as part of the extension of the railway north into central Africa, the opening of Victoria Falls Bridge was celebrated across the world, and together with the Victoria Falls Hotel, put the Victoria Falls on the global tourism map.
With close to 100 photographs and illustrations, and 150 pages of text, Sun, Steel and Spray - A history of the Victoria Falls Bridge is full of interesting facts, stories and information on the building of this landmark engineering achievement.
Introducing Cecil Rhodes and his vision for the development of a Cape-to-Cairo railway, Sun, Steel and Spray - A history of the Victoria Falls Bridge gives an overview of the development of the railway from the southern Cape to the banks of the Zambezi, with detailed sections on the design, commission and construction of the Victoria Falls Bridge, and includes a history of the bridge to date within the context of travel and tourism to the Victoria Falls.