GEORGE NEWS - On Wednesday 9 October the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), together with George Municipality Executive Mayor Melvin Naik, unveiled a plaque at Dolphin’s Point overlooking the bridge, thereby conferring the “2019 SAICE Civil Engineering Heritage Landmark” on the Kaaimansrivier Railway Bridge.
SAICE’s History and Heritage Panel annually evaluates historic civil engineering infrastructure to decide which project/s should be nominated. In so doing the civil engineering heritage of our country is honoured, and the role that infrastructure plays in our day-to-day lives is highlighted and receives the recognition it deserves.
The SAICE History and Heritage Panel undertakes research into the circumstances regarding the construction of the various heritage infrastructure nominees to ascertain whether they are worthy of such recognition.
Previous awards have gone to a variety of noteworthy projects, such as the Van Stadens Weir/Dam near Port Elizabeth, which was built in 1877. Last year’s recipient was the Bloemspruit Canal, built in 1904, in Bloemfontein, which is still in use today.
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