- Kafue Railway Bridge
The Kafue Railway Bridge was built to carry the Livingstone to
Lusakarailway line in what is now Zambiaover the Kafue Riverin 1906. It is a steel girder truss bridgeof 13 spans each of 33 m supported on concrete piers. It was built for Mashonaland Railways, later merged into Rhodesian Railwayswhich operated the line from 1927 [http://www.nrzam.org.uk/Railway/Rail.html Horizon Magazine on-line: "Zambia's Second Industry"] , February 1965. Accessed 21 March 2007.] until succeeded in Zambia by Zambia Railwaysin 1966.
With a length of 427 m the Kafue Railway Bridge was the longest bridge on the Rhodesian Railways network. It includes nearly 2 km of embankments raised about 7 m where the line crosses the river's wider rainy season channel, and a lower embankment about 15 km long where it crosses the river's the shallower floodplain to the south-west of the bridge. [http://earth.google.com Google Earth] accessed 2007. The bridge is visible at decimal latitude/longitude -15.7876, 28.1766.]
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