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Van Stadens River - The highest narrow gauge railway bridge still in operation

Located about 2 miles (3.2 kms) upstream of the famous concrete arch bridge on the N2 Garden Route, the Van Stadens railway bridge (77 meters high) is the second highest railway bridge in Africa after the Victoria Falls bridge in Zimbabwe and the world's highest among narrow gauge bridges still in operation. The spindly structure uses 574 tons of steel and was completed in 1905. One of only two narrow gauge steam trains still operating in South Africa, you can cross the bridge on the Port Elizabeth Apple Express. Find out more here: