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NZASM South-Eastern Line Bridge at Waterval
Val district, Mpumalanga

NZASM: Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij: Architect

Date:1894-6
Type:Railway Bridge
Status:Ruin

 


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Coordinates:
26°49'39.60" S 28°59'06.00" E Alt: 1534m


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Waterval Bridge is located south from Val Station, one of two across the Waterval River. The bridge was a combination of girder and plate bridge superstructures, having two flanking fish-belly plate girders of 20m span each between the piers and bank abutments and a central girder span of 30m. The impressive sandstone piers with characteristic lewis holes are all that remain of the structure.

The railway line has been diverted and now crosses the river to the North West as can be seen on the map.

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

De Jong, RC, Van der Waal, GM & Heydenrych, DH. 1988. NZASM 100 : 1887-1899, the buildings, steam engines and structures of the Netherlands South African Railway Company. Pretoria: C. Van Rensburg Publications on behalf of the Human Sciences Research Council. pg 196