I decided to post something slightly different for this week's
post. Rather than looking up, we are looking down.
The 451m long Bloukrans River Bridge in the Tsitsikamma spans the gorge of the Bloukrans River on the boundary between the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape. Completed in 1984, the bridge forms part of the N2 highway between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town and is 216m high making it the highest single span arch bridge in the world. But all of that is probably pretty insignificant to any regular person out there. That's to say people really wouldn't have given much notice to the bridge if it wasn't also the highest commercial bridge bungy jumping site in the world.
Yes, you heard me right. People pay good money to fling themselves off the bridge with nothing but an elastic cord tied to their ankles. Ok, so its a bit more complicated than that, but I'm not going to go into the whole science of bungy jumping. For those who want to know more I have one word... Google.
Looking closer you will notice that the something is somebody who probably by now have a massive post bungy grin on his face. Did I do it? Hell no!