Type: Double Curvature, Pre-Stressed Concrete Bridge
Construction Date: 1994 - 1996
Location: 40km south-west of East London, South Africa
S 33.166277° E 27.565702°
Chalumna Bridge is situated 40km south-west of East London and at its time of construction was considered an engineering marvel in South Africa. The construction of this bridge saw the pre-stressing of concrete technique to be implemented.
Furthermore, the deck was fully externally pre-stressed and launched on a double curvature. According to specialists, this method of construction resulted in a bridge that should be more durable and requires less maintenance in future.
Chalumna Bridge Instrumentation consists of the following:
Instruments installed in Bridge are intended to monitor:
Installed Instruments Specification:
Consulting Engineers: Steward Scott Incorporated (SSI)
Contractors: Group 5
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