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Goal posts shift about Sand River bridge completion times

Everyone  in authority is suddenly being extremely cautious in what they say about the Sand River being opened today. The goal posts are now continually shifting and no one can give a straight… Continue reading

Sand River Bridge likely to be opened by 2 pm today

Informed sources say that if all goes according to plan – and weather permitting – the new temporary bridge over the Sand River should be completed by the Roads Department contractors by 2… Continue reading

Exact time for completiion of Sand River bridge is unknown

With rain clouds looming in the sky no one in authority is able to advise at this stage (Thursday 1 pm) whether the new temporary bridge over the Sand River will be completed… Continue reading

News flash!! Parked cars at bridge being towed away

Cars parked between the Sand River bridge and St Francis Marine on the Humansdorp side, are being towed away as they are in the way of construction vehicles  needing to get to the… Continue reading

Construction equipment arrives at the bridge ready for repairs

By Bev Mortimer and Amy Carmichael ( Photos  Amy Carmichael). The contractor – appointed by the Department of Roads to rebuild the temporary bridge across the Sand River – is moving on site.… Continue reading

News Flash!! Possible bridge across the Sand by tomorrow evening

It seems as though work could start tomorrow morning which will restore vehicle access across the Sand River by about 6 pm tomorrow or Thursday morning latest, a news update received at 12 pm… Continue reading

Still no decision on when to rebuild Sand River bridge

Speculation is that there will be no new temporary bridge for vehicles across the Sand River completed before Friday this week Department of Roads and Transport personnel are on site at the Sand River bridge. They… Continue reading

Fantastic volunteers man the footbridge all night

  Volunteer members of the NSRI , the St Francis Fire Department and those of the disaster management team took it in turns to man the footbridge that was re-established yesterday over the… Continue reading

Sand River update after disaster management meeting today

The temporary vehicle bridge across the Sand River  in St Francis Bay washed away just before 1 pm. A section of the pedestrian walkway, next to the bridge, was also damaged at the… Continue reading

Sand River’s temporary bridge has now washed away

The temporary bridge  washed away at lunchtime today. There is, however,  a pedestrian crossing in place. The bridge washed away after it was partially opened at the top. so that storm water would not… Continue reading