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Johannesburg Zoo, Bensusan Photographic Museum, SAB World of Beer, Hillbrow Tower, Satyagraha House, Sandton City, Enoch Sontonga Memorial Park, Nelson Mandela Square, Moyo Restaurants, Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Rand Easter Show, Constitution Hill, Brenthurst Gardens, Apartheid Museum, Radium Beer Hall, Oriental Plaza, The Bag Factory, Standard Bank Gallery, ABSA Art Gallery, MuseuMAfricA
At night, the Nelson Mandela Bridge brightens the Johannesburg sky with masterful lighting placed at strategic points along the bridge’s 280m length. Completed in 2003, South African citizens gladly accepted the huge bill for the bridge, partly because it’s named after an icon and partly because it has aided in the regeneration of Johannesburg city.
The Nelson Mandela Bridge has made a huge impact on the landscape by blocking the drab motorist’s view of over 40 train lines below. It’s also done wonders in attracting visitors to the inner city, and Newtown suburb on one end of the bridge is officially the revitalised cultural soul of Johannesburg.
The architects chosen for the bridge design was Danish company Dissing and Weitling and the Fulton Award for Aesthetic Design was bestowed on the company in 2006. Engineers utilised ground-breaking techniques to construct the lightweight bridge that included the use of stranded cables linked to 2 tall pylons. The... Show more