oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Muden community access route restored : SAICE Awards 2007 - technical excellence

Volume 15, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The Gracelands pedestrian bridge across the Mooi River in the Muden area of KwaZulu-Natal has restored all-year community access across the Mooi River. The old bridge was destroyed by floodwaters several years ago. The new hybrid suspension bridge was designed and constructed using lightweight galvanised steel sections and was erected almost entirely by hand without heavy lifting equipment. A unique feature of the design for this hybrid suspension and truss structure was the inclusion of a lightweight bracing truss in order to reduce undesirable sway movements of the 90 m main span.

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