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ZAR Road Bridge over the Vaal River (Kruger Bridge)
Standerton, Mpumalanga

DEPARTEMENT PUBLIEKE WERKEN - ZUID-AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK: Architect
William Stapleton ROYCE: Contractor

Date:1891
Type:Bridge
Style:Wilhelmiens
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
26°57'36.45" S 29°14'35.87" E Alt: 1522m

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This bridge comprises coursed rough-hewn sandstone abutments with central pier which supported two spans of triangulated bow-string trusses spanning 42m each. The passage was 3,6m flanked each side by 1,6m footways. The steel superstructure was later replaced with conventional triangulated steel girders. The tender for the construction was initially awarded to Fowler & Co of Britain but was cancelled and the tender awarded to ROYCE. This is the largest steel-span road bridge erected by the ZAR. Once this bridge was completed the work-force was moved to the Bridge over the Crocodile River, 'Schoeman's Bridge' and Sesmylspruit (Wierda) Bridge to erect the steel superstructures there.

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

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 37-38