Paul Sauer Bridge
|Paul Sauer Bridge|
The N2 concrete arch bridge over the Storms River
|Carries||N2 national highway.|
|Locale||Eastern Cape, South Africa|
|Height||120 metres (394 ft)|
|Longest span||100 metres (328 ft)|
The Paul Sauer Bridge, also known as the Storms River Bridge, is an arch bridge over the Storms River in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The bridge is located on the Garden Route section of National Route 2, between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. At a maximum height of 120 metres (394 ft) above the Storms River, it was the highest concrete arch in Africa until the Bloukrans Bridge, 216 metres (709 ft), opened on the same road in 1984.
The Construction of the bridge
The main arch structure was constructed in a unique fashion: each half of the two (adjacent) arches was built with climbing formwork in an essentially vertical position on opposite sides of the gorge. These were then rotated and lowered into position to meet at the centre, thus forming the completed arch structure. The Paul Sauer Bridge was renovated in 1986.
- "The history of the Storms River Bridge". Retrieved 3 August 2014.
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