River Niger Bridge
River Niger Bridge
River Niger Bridge
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Monument
Things to do at River Niger Bridge

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History of River Niger Bridge

This was built in 1964-1965. It is notable as the link between South Eastern Nigeria and Western Nigeria.

  • During the Nigerian Civil War of 1967 - 1970, in an attempt to halt the Nigerian advance, retreating Biafran soldiers destroyed the River Niger Bridge at Onitsha, trapping the Nigerians on the other side of the river.

Built by Dumez, french construction giant. in 1964-1965.

Once upon a time, the Niger bridge was used to halt the advance of the Nigerian soldiers during the civil war. Fast forward to present day and it is still useful as it serves as a link of trade between Onitsha and the rest of Western Nigeria.

Safety/Security

This is a very safe location.

Things to do while at River Niger Bridge

These are the following things you can do while you're here:

  • Enjoy the view of the River Niger.

  • Admire the architecture.

Best Features

It holds significant historical importance.

Most common visitors

Commuters are the people to find here.


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