Van Stadens railway bridge – the highest narrow gauge bridge in the world

When the Apple Express used to run (and lets hope it will be running again some time) it always stopped at the Van Stadens Railway Bridge to allow passengers to walk across the bridge if they wanted to get photos of the train crossing it.  I decided to drive out to Van Stadens to look for two Geocaches at the bridge and got to visit it for the first time in over ten years.  The Van Stadens Railway Bridge is the second highest railway bridge in South Africa and the highest narrow gauge bridge in the world.  Construction on the bridge was completed in 1905.  The bridge is 156 meters in length and 77 meters high.

 

 
 

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