Tag Archive: Sand River

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

Cheers! Sand River bridge now open at 3.15 pm!

The temporary Sand River bridge is open to traffic. The first few cars and trucks have already made the crossing. It’s a double-lane, and the weight limit is 10 tonnes. All articles written,… 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

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’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