New bridge across the Sand to be competed this evening

This photo and the two, below, show bulldozers and workers hard at work to make a double lane road across the Sand River. Workers anticipated the road would be completed by this evening. Photos taken at 3 pm

According to a foreman at the construction site at the broken Sand River bridge, a new double lane bridge has been built on the Links side of the old bridge. Speaking in an unofficial capacity, the foreman advised the road would be strong , built with compacted wet sand and gravel.

Asked if the road would be able to accommodate heavy pantechnikons  and tankers, like a petrol tanker, he replied in the affirmative. He added that two tankers or two pantechnikons would not be able to cross the bridge at the same time.

St Francis Chronicle will keep you updated…

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