oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Kogmanskloof a tribute to 'padmakers'

Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... Kogmanskloof a tribute to 'padmakers' Kogmanskloof Pass is situated on an important tourist route - the R62 - linking Ashton with Montagu in the Western Cape. In March 2003, damage estimated at R60 million was caused after torrential rains in the Langeberg Mountain region when a devastating flood washed away seven approaches at five bridges between Ashton and Montagu, as well as a 200 m section of the road in Kogmanskloof Pass. An extended period of disruption, isolation and inconvenience was feared, but a team of experienced 'padmakers' combined their expertise and resources, and within two weeks the road was reopened ..

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