Traffic disruptions: bridge on R102 on verge of collapse

2008-06-20 00:00

Traffic on the R102 in Hibberdene, south coast, had to be diverted to the N2 highway yesterday amid fears that the Mzimayi River bridge was about to collapse as a result of the past few days’ heavy rains and floods.

Road Traffic Inspectorate spokesman Rajen Chinaboo said everything holding the bridge together was failing. He said engineers were monitoring the situation.

Motorists travelling to or from Port Shepstone or Margate make use of the R102, near the beach, as an alternative to the N2. Chinaboo said the road will remain closed since it seems to be unsafe for vehicles to cross the bridge. “I cannot say whether it will have to be demolished. We will only hear from the engineers whether it can still be repaired,” said Chinaboo.

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