Sand River Bridge in precarious state again this morning
The Sand River Bridge is in rather a precarious state as at 7.30 am this morning, Sunday 12 August.
Photos taken this morning by Bev Mortimer show how fragile, if not dangerous, the bridge is:
* Three of the large inflow pipes on the west side of the bridge are blocked and it appears sand bags have fallen in the river.
* The water level has risen above the height of the inflow pipes.
* The water level is about a metre away from the top of road
* The bank on the Humansdorp side is very eroded.
* On the Kromme river side water is seen flowing swiftly out of only three pipes.
* It is anticipated – according to other observers at the bridge that water could flow over the top of the bridge in 1-2 hours if the pipes are not unblocked soon.
St Francis Chronicle informed the authorities and the SAP at 7. 45 am who said they would go and check the bridge.
In the interim motorists should take extreme care in crossing the bridge.
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