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Buffalo Bridge
East London, Eastern Cape

UNIDENTIFIED: Engineer

Date:1908
Type:Bridge
Status:Ruin

 


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Coordinates:
33°01'25.63" S 27°53'42.67" E Alt: 7m

The Buffalo Bridge was a combined rail and road bridge constructed out of timber and was completed by the Cape Government on 1 January 1908. The Buffalo Bridge was replaced in 1935-36 by the double decker Bruce-Bays Bridge. Some fragmentary remains of the curved south approach of the Buffalo Bridge are still visible on the West Bank of the Buffalo River.
(William MARTINSON, August 2015)


Writings about this entry

Watson, Jeremy. 1989. The Urban Trail : a walk through the urban heritage of East London Central Business District and Older Suburbs. East London: Heritage Committee ISAA and B-KIA. pg 77, 78