Thursday, September 09, 2021

Zwelethemba bridge in Worcester has been reopened

The Breede Valley Municipality in Worcester has reopened the Zwelethemba bridge after two months of repairs.

The bridge over the Hex River, which links the Zwelethemba community to the Cape Winelands town of Worcester, was damaged due to harsh weather conditions in July.

Local Government and Environmental Affairs MEC Anton Bredell said that the bridge had never collapsed but had been damaged by the raging flood waters.

The engineering report said that they have observed no structurally significant defects.

MEC Bredell says that a municipal project steering committee meeting consisting of Mayco Members, the Municipal Manager, Ward Councillors from Wards 8, 16, 17 and 18, SANCO, community members and Municipal Officials met with the engineers on Tuesday. Following the meeting the committee agreed to the reopening of the bridge.

The temporary roadway that was set up to provide people from Zwelethemba with access to the town, will also remain in operation.


By Danielle Mentoor

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