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NZASM South-Western Line Bridge over the Wonderfontein Spruit
Randfontein district, Gauteng

NZASM: Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij: Architect
Date:1895+
Client:NZASM
Type:Railway Bridge
Style:Industrial Archaeology
Status:Repurposed

Situated east of the Bank Railway Station. It comprised two 15m and one 5m plate girders on stone piers and abutments. It was twice badly damaged by Boer forces in the Anglo-Boer Warand repaired in similar fashion by the ROYAL ENGINEERS and still in use. In 1926 the original buttresses were encased in concrete. (De Jong et al, 1988: 210)


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 210