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ZAR Road Bridge over the Blesbokspruit, 'Blesbokspruitbrug'
Heidelberg, Gauteng

DEPARTEMENT PUBLIEKE WERKEN - ZUID-AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK: Architect
UNIDENTIFIED: Contractor
Date:1890-1898
Client:Heidelberg Council
Type:Bridge
Style:Wilhelmiens
Status:Demolished

Built along the extension of the then Market Road. Coursed rough-hewn ashlar abutments supported a triangulated steel girder super-structure spanning 12m. Fowler of Britain was awarded the tender but this was cancelled. This was the first bridge where the technical devision of the DPW erected the steel super-structure themselves. A replacement for the bridge was planned in 1898 and it was to be re-erected over the Riet Spruit but the project was aborted due to the threatening war with Britain.


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 35