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Notes on the Geography of Sudan: A Southern Relic: Photo 3

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George Rex, with crown and laurels, cast in the bridge railings. The same insignia can be found in lots of other countries around the world, but this must be one of the more forlorn of them. Hard to believe that at the time this bridge was built--and even for a few years after the British left Sudan at the end of 1955--there were phone books for the country, and functioning phone lines. But the British had been fond of such things, witness this line of Kipling's "Song of the English": "Clear the land of evil, drive the road and bridge the ford."

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