oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Rehabilitation of Chapman's Peak Drive : a triumph for South African engineering

Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... CHAPMAN'S PEAK DRIVE, which opened in 1922, is certainly the most spectacular section of the scenic drive around the Cape Peninsula. Not only does it have historical and touristic significance, but it remains a significant commuter route. Some 4 km of the 11 km pass is cut into the near-vertical cliffs that form the coastline between Hout Bay and Noordhoek. Despite its spectacular views and extraordinary beauty, the drive is not without danger, as rockfalls and mudslides have always been a hazard for motorists - particularly during storms in winter. Four deaths and several serious injuries resulted from rockfall incidents ..

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