Date: 2016/10/31 / Author: ReaVaya Admin / Category: Site Seeing - Destintions
Newtown and the Inner City
Afterwards, retrace your steps back to Jorissen Street in
Braamfontein. You can catch a bus in Jorissen Street for your next stop –
Newtown precinct and the CBD. Both areas offer a wealth of things to do
and see. The bus now travels over Riebeeck Bridge, built in 1952, and
into downtown Joburg.
If you look to your right you will see Nelson Mandela Bridge,
completed in 2003 with the aim to link up the two main business areas of
Braamfontein and Newtown as well as to rejuvenate and modernise the
inner city. The bridge is the largest cable-stayed bridge in southern
Africa and is 284 metres long.
Following Harrison Street in a southerly direction, you will now travel past some of Joburg’s oldest architectural treasures – the Gauteng provincial government buildings on your left completed in 1915, and the beautiful Joburg Library opened in 1930 on the right, both Edwardian. The library has almost two million books in its collection and has a number of specialist sections, including the Michaelis Art