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oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - Effect of the September 1987 floods on the road infrastructure in Natal

Volume 30, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0009-7845

 

Abstract

The excessive rains that fell over much of Natal at the end of September 1987 resulted in damage estimated at R96 million to rural roads and bridges. Damage was caused at more than 400 places and included 28 bridge structures, 130 bridge approaches and 40 causeways. No modern bridge structures were damaged, although some of the approaches were washed away. The damaged structures were mostly between 26 and 42 years old.

Die uitsonderlike reen wat teen die einde van September 1987 oor die grootste deel van Natal uitgesak het, het skade ten bedrae van R96 miljoen aan plattelandse paaie en brûe veroorsaak. Skade het by meer as 400 plekke voorgekom en het 28 brugstrukture, 130 brugaanlope en 40 laagwaterbrue ingesluit. Geen moderne brugstrukture is beskadig nie, ofskoon sommige van die aanlope weggespoel het. Die beskadigde strukture was meesal tussen 26 en 42 jaar oud.

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1988-01-01
2016-12-10

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