Nelson Mandela Bridge

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Nelson Mandela Bridge
South Africa-Johannesburg-Nelson Mandela Bridge001.jpg
Coordinates26°11′48″S 28°02′03″E / 26.1967°S 28.0342°E / -26.1967; 28.0342Coordinates: 26°11′48″S 28°02′03″E / 26.1967°S 28.0342°E / -26.1967; 28.0342
CarriesRoad and pedestrian traffic
CrossesRailway yard (42 lines)
LocaleJohannesburg
Websitewww.nelsonmandelabridge.com
Characteristics
DesignDissing+Weitling
Total length284m
Height27m
Longest span176m
History
Opened2003

The Nelson Mandela Bridge is a bridge in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was completed in 2003. The reason why the bridge was built was to connect two important business areas of Braamfontein and Newton. It was named after President of South Africa Nelson Mandela.