Heritage Cases

Proposed New Railway Bridge at Gloria Mine BRMO, Close to Hotazel, Northern Cape





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An existing rail link line runs from BRMO to the Hotazel mainline. The link line passes over the Gamagara river to the south east of the Gloria mine. The rail bridge over the Gamagara river is lower than the surrounding land and therefore trains run through a dip as they cross the river. This significant change in elevation restricts the loads that can practically be transported by the mine due to the train engine power required to push trains through the dip. BRMO thus proposes to build a new rail bridge adjacent to the existing bridge that will enable heavier loads to be transported via the rail link (Figure 2-3). The rail link will also be upgraded by building a new adjacent line within the existing rail line servitude of the link line. The proposed bridge will be parallel to the existing bridge and no more than 5 m apart from it. It will be approximately 75 m long and 6 m wide and will be at least 10,5 m above the river bed.


Monday, December 2, 2019 - 13:25






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