Bloukrans Bridge

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Bloukrans Bridge
Bloukrans Bridge-001.jpg
Bloukrans Bridge from the north
CoordinatesCoordinates: 33°58′02.17″S 23°38′42.62″E / 33.9672694°S 23.6451722°E / -33.9672694; 23.6451722
CarriesSA road N2.svg National Route 2
CrossesBloukrans River
LocaleNature's Valley, Western Cape
Characteristics
DesignArch bridge
Total length451m[1]
Height216m
Longest span272m[2]
History
Construction costR11 million[3]
Opened10 June 1983[1]
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 world's highest commercial bridge 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. Archived from the original on 2011-12-14.
  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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-14. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  4. ^ Isaac, P.M. (16 April 2008). "A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE BLOUKRANS BRIDGE" (PDF). Proceedings of Bridge Engineering 2 Conference 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 August 2014.
  5. ^ My Destination Website, retrieved 26 April 2012

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