Tag Archive: Sand River bridge closed

Temporary Sand River Bridge still holding

Though looking worn the Sand River bridge is still holding after this week’s soaking rains. The bridge is on the only access road to St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape of South… Continue reading

Tarring of Sand River Bridge underway

The tarring and widening of the Sand River Bridge has started! (By Bev Mortimer) Improvements to this bridge mean the hordes of visitors and holiday makers to the coastal town of St Francis… Continue reading

Sand River Bridge to be tarred before end of November (updated 28 October 2011)

By Bev Mortimer: Tarring of the Sand River bridge will be done before the end of November this year. That is the word from Marius Keyser, chief engineer at the provincial Department of… Continue reading

SuperSpar St Francis Bay says : “Thank You!”

St Francis Bay’s Super Spar continued with the great community spirit this afternoon by saying a big “Thank You!” to all the volunteers and the helpers who walked people across a foot bridge while… 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

Sand River Bridge still closed, pedestrians can now cross over

The temporary bridge is closed for cars but pedestrians can make use of it. Municipal officials are on site monitoring the situation. Kindly note that the R330 falls under the jurisdiction of the… Continue reading

Sand River bridge is now closed – we are temporarily marooned again

The temporary crossing across the Sand River towards St Francis Bay has been closed.   According to an announcement from Kouga Municipality, the crossing, which was built after the Sand River bridge washed away on… Continue reading