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Bloukrans Bridge

Bloukrans Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Construction method: Cantilever construction using temporary cable-stays
Completed in: 1984

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Nature's Valley, Western Cape, South Africa, Africa
Crosses
  • Bloukrans River

Technical Information

Dimensions

rise 62.00 m
total length 451.00 m
arch span 272 m
height above valley floor or water 216.00 m

Materials

piers reinforced concrete
arch reinforced concrete

Chronology

1982

Fulton Award - Excellence in the use of concrete

Relevant Web Sites

Relevant Publications

  • Abdunur, Charles ARCH'01 - 3ème conférence sur les ponts en arc, Presses de l'Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées, Paris (France), ISBN 2859783474, 2001; pp. 35-40
  • Brown, David J. Bridges, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York (USA), ISBN 002517455X, 1993; pp. 142
  • Cortright, Robert S. Bridging the World, Bridge Ink, Wilsonville (USA), ISBN 0964196336, 2003
  • Fernández Troyano, Leonardo Tierra sobre el agua, Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Madrid (Spain), ISBN 8438001483, 1999; pp. 367
  • Liebenberg, A. C. & Latimer, M. G. Bloukrans Bridge presented at ARCH'01. 3ème conférence sur les ponts en arc.
  • Prade, Marcel Les grands ponts du monde: Hors d'Europe, Brissaud, Poitiers (France), ISBN 2902170688, 1990; pp. 17-18
Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20002271
Created: 11/11/2001
Last Updated: 29/07/2014