Lugard's footbridge
Lugard's footbridge
Lugard's footbridge


Things to do at Lugard's footbridge


Explore art, Explore nature, Meet friends, Play, Relaxation, Sightseeing,

History of Lugard's footbridge

This was built in 1904.

  • The bridge served as a link between lord Lugard's residence and other quarters of colonial Zungeru (former capital of Northern protectorate) over river Kaduna

  • The Zungeru foot bridge was moved to Gamji Gate Kaduna in 1954 and declared a historic monument On 16th February, 1956 by Federal department of Antiquities now National Commission For Museums and Monument.

Built by Lord Lugard in 1904.

Located in the city of Kaduna, this is a tourist site for the populace and also a testament to the superior architectural prowess of the colonial era.


This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Lugard's footbridge, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Camera with a change of batteries.

  • Hiking gear.

Things to do while at Lugard's footbridge

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

  • Take landscape shots.

  • Learn about the history of the bridge.

Best Features

The Foot Bridge is an example of colonial engineering and construction before the advent of motorable roads and railway lines in Nigeria and a masterpiece which still maintains a solid shape, considering its age and exposure to harsh weather even though occasional maintenance is carried out.

Most common visitors

Curators, Tourists, Historians are common faces here.

  • Make sure you get a picture of the bridge- Tony, a photographer.

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