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Road Bridge over the Magalies River - Blue Bridge
Hartbeespoort district, North West

Date:c1927
Type:Bridge
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
25°46'28.07" S 27°46'12.81" E Alt: 1179m

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Steel girder bridge built about ninety years ago("Kormorant Weekender" - 1 September 2016) - superseded in 1981 by a reinforced concrete bridge – No.4048.

It is a single lane bridge of two 30m spans made up out of Pratt Trusses resting on abutments and single pier cast in concrete.

The bridge is still in regular use by local residents and affiliates.

It is worth mentioning that the present day bridge has its number plates not fixed to specifications which state that: ‘Bridge numbers shall be positioned on the left side of the carriageway when facing in the direction of travel as shown in the details‘. (See illustration)

(Konrad Voges, October 2019)

The bridge was originally painted blue, hence the name 'Blue Bridge'.