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General Information

Status: collapsed

Project Type

Structure: Box girder bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Prestressed concrete bridge
Construction method: Incremental launching

Location

Location: ,
Crosses:
  • Ngwaritsane River
Coordinates: 24° 53' 31.16" S    31° 2' 56.45" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 300 m
number of spans 7

Materials

deck prestressed concrete

Chronology

July 1998

During launching, the entire bridge collapses, killing 14 workers, including the designer of the bridge. Insufficient prestressing is considered to be the cause of the collapse.

Participants

Design
Construction engineers
Contractor
Construction management

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20004546
  • Published on:
    17/08/2002
  • Last updated on:
    25/12/2017