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ZAR Road Bridge over the Crocodile River, near Koppie Alleen
Mashishing (Lydenburg) district, Mpumalanga

DEPARTEMENT PUBLIEKE WERKEN - ZUID-AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK: Architect
GB GILETTI: Contractor

Date:1897
Type:Bridge
Style:Wilhelmiens
Status:Demolished

 


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Coordinates:
-25.369637,30.365080
25°22'10.69" S 30°21'54.28" E

A steel bridge with a single span of 30m, possibly of the same style and design as that for the contemporary Buffalo River Bridge, being a deep girder truss supplied from manufacturers in Scotland, design vetted by the Engineer RAI Snethlage in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Delivery seems to have delayed the contract. The British were pleased to discover the bridge on campaign in the Anglo Boer War. When the Braam Raubenheimer Dam (now Kwena Dam) was constructed the bridge fell within the area and was demolished by the Transvaal Provincial Administration.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.


Writings about this entry

Bakker, Karel A, Clarke, Nicholas J & Fisher, Roger C. 2014. Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. Pretoria: Visual Books. pg 97
Erasmus, Koos and Friebus, Hein. 2008. Vergete padbrûe van die ZAR : 'n oorsig van die padbrûe wat gebou en beplan is tydens die regering van die Zuid-Afrikaanse Republiek. Centurion: Koos Erasmus and Hein Friebus: . pg 57