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ZAR Road Bridge over the Schoon Spruit, 'Schoonspruitbrug'
Klerksdorp, North West

DEPARTEMENT PUBLIEKE WERKEN - ZUID-AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK: Architect
William Stapleton ROYCE: Contractor
Date:1891
Client:Klerksdorp Council
Type:Bridge
Style:Wilhelmiens
Status:Demolished

Built after an urgent request directed to the ZAR State Secretary advising of the parlous state of the inhabitants of Klerksdorp when trapped by the flooding of the river. Coursed rough-hewn ashlar abutments supported a triangulated steel girder with timber deck spanning 12m. The deck was replaced with more durable material in 1897, the first of this generation of bridges to be upgraded.

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 35-36