Posted by: gypsytales | August 12, 2009

Nelson Mandela Bridge, Johannesburg

Nelson Mandela Bridge, Johannesburg, South Africa

Nelson Mandela Bridge, Johannesburg, South Africa

Some facts about the bridge:

  • On 20 July, Johannesburg opened the largest cable-stayed bridge in southern Africa.
  • It cost R38 Million to build
  • The 284 metre long bridge crosses over 42 operational railway lines
  • The bridge is supported on the largest pot bearings ever to be installed in South Africa
  • Approximately 4 000 cubic metres of concrete and 1 000 tons of structural steel were used (information obtained from SouthAfrica.info)
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