This bridge was officially opened on the 18th April 1905. Early in 1904 the railway was operated under construction conditions as far as the Van Stadens river gorge - 28 miles. Cenotaph: A Memorial to The Missing and The Dead, Port Elizabeth of Yore: When Mohair was a Major Industry, Port Elizabeth of Yore: A Family’s History through a Writing Desk, Port Elizabeth of Yore: An Act of Kindness in a Heartless War, Port Elizabeth of Yore: The Tin Hat on the Humewood Promenade, Port Elizabeth of Yore: War Memorials in Walmer, Port Elizabeth of Yore: St. Paul’s Church. The other two (Kinkelbos and East London) would cover the central portion of the N2. It carries road traffic for the N2 national highway. The Van Stadens Bridge on the N2 was opened on November 11, 1971. 5. Thank you Lord for this vision and all who are participating in it. Aug 12, 2016 - Explore Terry Mayfield's board "Golden Gate Bridge", followed by 2076 people on Pinterest. Project Value: R 3 000 000-00 Still the highest narrow-gauge bridge in the world and the highest carrying any railway in South Africa, the deck is 77 metres above the river. Die brug is in 1971 geopen. The Van Staden’s rail bridge is the second highest railway bridge in South Africa, and the highest narrow gauge bridge in the world. They now use a million dollar video camera surveillance system which was installed in 2005. By December 1903 the construction gangs had reached Gedultsrivier, 32 km from Humewood Road, and the first pleasure trips were operated for passengers on Saturdays and Sundays. Port Elizabeth of Yore: Living Conditions during the First Decades, Port Elizabeth of Yore: Captain Moresby of the HMS Menai, Port Elizabeth of Yore: Worst Plane Crash in PE, Port Elizabeth of Yore: Architecture of the Parsonage at No 7 Castle Hill, Port Elizabeth of Yore: Cleghorns on Market Square, Port Elizabeth of Yore: The Artillery Piece in the Market Square, Port Elizabeth of Yore: The History of the Van Stadens Area, Bridges over the Baakens River and its Mouth, Personal Experiences of the Provincial Hospital: The Unkindest Cut, Port Elizabeth of Yore: From Temporary Jetty to Focal Point – The North Jetty, Port Elizabeth of Yore: Moorings instead of a Harbour. As you show in some of your other pics Van Stadens gorge is less rocky and precipitous than the Storms River gorge. Smooth as butter. The minimum height level for inclusion within the main body of this web site is 328 feet (100 meters) as measured from the deck level to the water or ground below it. God bless. Let God arise His enemies be scattered! Hift can be contacted at info@ecmirror.co.za. He said he was urging people to stop referring to Van Stadens bridge as the “Suicide Bridge” and rather to talk of the “Cross of Hope” and the “Bridge of Hope”. The pass through the Van Stadens River might have been Value approximately R10 The Van Staden’s rail bridge is the second highest railway bridge in South Africa, and the highest narrow gauge bridge in the world. On Thursday … The first concrete bridge over the Van Stadens River Commenting on the construction of a steel pedestrian barrier that is currently underway on the Van Stadens Bridge, Hift said it was an example of God’s timing and attention to detail. All lighting and electric fencing will be powered by a sophisticated solar technology. is on standby to help desperately depressed people. 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