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Historical Site Jan Joubertsgat Bridge

ID: w132626 View large map

Located in South Africa :: Western Cape (Winelands)
Category: Attraction :: Historical Site

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Jan Joubert's gat Bridge, completed in 1825, was built by the Royal Engineers assisted by soldiers of the Royal African Corps. It formed part of the first hard road over the Franschhoekberg and was one of the earliest bridges in the RSA.
Its' 5 meter span crosses a kloof named Jan Joubertsgat, named after a frontiersman who died there after an accident in which the 'disselboom' of his wagon broke.
The bridge was incorporated into later constructions and is still in used today. It was declared a National Monument in 1979.

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Address : Western Cape, South Africa

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“Jan Joubert's gat Bridge, completed in 1825, was built by the Royal Engineers assisted by soldiers of the Royal African Corps. It formed part of the first hard road over the Franschhoekberg and was one of the earliest bridges in the RSA. Its 5-metre span crosses a kloof named Jan Joubertsgat, named after a frontiersman who died there after an accident in which the “disselboom” of his wagon broke. This bridge was incorporated into later constructions and is still in use today. It was declared a National Monument in 1979. ” - Chris Smit, 2013/10/26

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