Dual-purpose road-rail bridges in S Africa

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Re: Dual-purpose road-rail bridges in S Africa

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Although not a true dual purpose bridge as such, the old bridge at Norvalspont across the Orange (Gariep) River just below the Gariep Dam near Colesburg has served both puposes. It was once a railway bridge that was repurposed as a road bridge after a new railway bridge was built alongside it. Several spans of the original bridge were demolished in during the Boer War and subsequently rebuilt.
A picture of the two bridges is at: http://www.waschbank.co.za/images/gallery/17gal-big.jpg
and at: https://tracks4africa.co.za/media/users ... bridge.JPG
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More intersting information about the bridges here: http://sa.travel-directory.co/443/place ... ail-bridge. Norvalspont was also the site of a major concentration camp during the Boer War.
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