Share this record

Contact Artefacts
please if you have any comments or more information regarding this record.

Vryheid Branch Line Bridge north of Tayside Station
Dundee district, KwaZulu-Natal

ZUID AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK DEPARTEMENT VAN SPOORWEGEN: Engineer
Mauritz Edgar DE WILDT: Engineer
McLAGAN and MABY Brothers: Architect

Date:1898
Type:Bridge
Style:Industrial Archaeology
Status:Defunct

 


Click to view large map

Coordinates:
28°01'04.8108" S 30°24'46.5372" E Alt: 1160m

A structure found along the line between the Vryheid Branch Line Viaduct north of the Buffalo River and the Bloedrivier Station complex linking the NATAL GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS to the ZUID AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK DEPARTEMENT VAN SPOORWEGEN Voetpadsdrif-Vryheid Branch Line. The use of a series of six stone arches is unusual and possibly employed because the bridge lay on the curvature of the line.