Beitbridge is the town on the border between Zimbabwe and South Africa. It is also the name of the bridge, or rather bridges, over the Limpopo River. I use the plural in this title because there are two bridges. The near one is rail, and the far one is for road traffic. Established in 1929, the town is named after Alfred Beit, a leading figure in the British South African Company that colonized what became Rhodesia. The name is also correctly spelled Beit Bridge.