oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Chalumna River Bridge: Two firsts in technical innovation



The Chalumna River Bridge near East London incorporates the first external prestressing on a new bridge in South Africa and is the first bridge launched on a double curvature in the country The Chalumna River Bridge, on the coastal road some 40 km south-west of East London, is on the new alignment of Trunk Road R72 between Sandile and Lilyvale and crosses the Chalumna River near the coast. The bridge was officially opened by the Eastern Cape Premier, Raymond Mhlaba, in March this year. The project was one of the finalists for SAICE's 1996 National Award for the Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement.


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