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Tag Archive: Sand River bridge washed away

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

All we want for Christmas… a magnificent bridge (photo gallery)

Now this is what we need for upmarket St Francis to maintain and enhance its high standards!  The Viaduc de Millau shows us what can be done. This is a superb masterpiece and a… 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

Update on potholes and beach repairs

Nigel Aitken, who is heading up a roads and infrastructure portfolio for St Francis Bay Residents’ Association, is back from leave. Here is his report on the current status of the potholes and… 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

Sprucing up St Francis Bay before season

Finance is available for tarring of the Sand River Bridge by the Provincial Roads Department later this month. This and other sprucing up, repairing and cleaning of St Francis Bay projects before season… 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

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

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

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