Bloukrans Bridge

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Bloukrans Bridge
Bloukrans Bridge-001.jpg
Bloukrans Bridge from the north
Carries SA road N2.svg National Route 2
Crosses Bloukrans River
Locale Nature's Valley, Western Cape
Design Arch bridge
Total length 451m[1]
Height 216m
Longest span 272m[2]
Construction cost R11 million[3]
Opened 10 June 1983[1]
Coordinates Coordinates: 33°58′02.17″S 23°38′42.62″E / 33.9672694°S 23.6451722°E / -33.9672694; 23.6451722
Bungee operations under the road deck of the bridge

The Bloukrans Bridge is an arch bridge located near Nature's Valley, Western Cape, South Africa.

Constructed between February 1980 and June 1983, the bridge stands at a height of 216m above the Bloukrans River.[4] Its central span is 272m and the bridge is 451m in length in total.

Its primary use is that of a road bridge, carrying national route N2.

Bloukrans Bridge is the site of the worlds highest commercial bungee jumping, Bloukrans Bridge Bungy, operated by Face Adrenalin since 1997.[5]

The Bloukrans River below forms the border between the Eastern Cape and Western Cape provinces and is located in the Tsitsikamma region of the Garden Route.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Project Portfolio - Bloukrans Bridge". Murray & Roberts. 
  2. ^ Abdunur, C (2001). "Bloukrans Bridge - Le pond de Bloukrans". Arch 01. troisieme conference internationale sur les ponts en arc. p. 35. ISBN 2-85978-347-4. 
  3. ^ http://www.murrob.com/projects_detail.asp?project=16
  4. ^ Isaac, P.M. (16 April 2008). "A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE BLOUKRANS BRIDGE". Proceedings of Bridge Engineering 2 Conference 2008. 
  5. ^ My Destination Website, retrieved 26 April 2012

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