oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Madiba's bridge graces the Johannesburg skyline

Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... Madiba's bridge graces the Johannesburg skyline Nelson Mandela Bridge - a 284 m long asymmetrical dual-pylon cable-stayed bridge - reaches out from the slopes of Braamfontein, across 42 railway lines, to link up with the cultural precinct of Newtown, contributing to the much-needed rejuvenation plan of the Johannesburg Development Agency. This functional and aesthetically pleasing landmark of international note is not only a fitting tribute to a great statesman, but last year also took the honours as the winner of SAICE's national award in the category of technical excellence (2003). TECHNICAL CHALLENGES The founding conditions were poor, as the bridge would ..

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