Sun, Steel & Spray - A history of the Victoria Falls Bridge is written by Peter Roberts and was first published in 2011 by the Victoria Falls Bridge Company, and presents a detailed history of the building of the Falls Bridge and story of the bridge to date.
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 64 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.