The Qasr al-Nil Bridge spans the Nile River in central Cairo, Egypt. It connects downtown Cairo to Gezira Island and the Zamalek district. At the bridge's east and west approaches there are two large stone lion statues flanking each entrance, they are late 19th century works by Henri Alfred Jacquemart; French sculptor and animalier. The newer and wider 6th October Bridge parallels its route 0.8 kilometres (0.50 mi) to the south.
Qasr el-Nil Street crosses over the Nile on the bridge, from the east bank area Tahrir Square—Liberation Square (Midan Tahrir) in downtown Cairo, past the huge The Mogamma government building and the Headquarters of the Arab League, then onto the Qasr al-Nil Bridge over the river to Gezira Island. There it passes Opera Square and the Cairo Opera House, with connections to the Cairo Tower and other places in the Zamalek district, and then crosses on the Al-Tahrir Bridge from the island to the West Bank's Agouza district.