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Lord Elgin (1811-1863)

Born in 1811, James Bruce was the eighth Earl of Elgin. The elegant bridge with its bowstring-shape design was built in 1929 and named after him. It replaced an earlier Elgin Bridge built in 1863.

Before his appointment as Governor-General and Viceroy of India in 1861, Lord Elgin was the Governor of Jamaica from 1842 to 1846 and Governor- General of Canada from 1846 to 1854.

He was the British High Commissioner to China when the Second Opium War ended in 1857.

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16 April, 2008 at 10:00 am

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