oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The first mountain pass built in South Africa
|Article Title||The first mountain pass built in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||Sep 1971|
Extracted from text ... 34 Siviele Ingenieurswese | September 2005 JAN VAN RIEBEECK, the fellow who was dumped on the shores of Table Bay in April 1652 and told to supply passing ships with fresh vegetables and other provisions, had to get timber from up Kirstenbosch way. So on 26 May 1653 he built a two-wheeled carpenter's cart on which he balanced the trees and things, and on 30 May 'in order that the cart may run over the road more easily, others were sent with picks, mattock, shovels and spades to level the road somewhat, being rather uneven'. To supplement their praiseworthy construction ..
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