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Batting Bridge - Second
East London, Eastern Cape

UNIDENTIFIED: Engineer
MURRAY and STEWART: Contractor

Date:1971-1973
Type:Bridge
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
-32.9738139,27.9257306
32°58'25.73" S 27°55'32.63" E Alt: 10m

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Batting Bridge was named after Jack G Batting (1909 -1951) a director of the East London North Township (Beaconhurst Estate). The existing structure is the second bridge to be erected at this site and commenced with construction in 1971 and was formally opened to traffic on 31 August 1973. The first bridge was severely damaged in the floods of 1970.

(Information extracted from manuscript copy of Lexicon of People and Places in the Eastern Cape, compiled by Carl Vernon - submitted by William MARTINSON)