IN PICTURES: N3 bridge collapse

The N3 in Johannesburg is expected to remain closed for two days after a bridge collapsed between the Van Buuren Road offramp and the M2 Geldenhuis Interchange. Photo: eNCA/Dudu Mathebula
Gauteng MEC for transport Ismail Vadi says repairs will be done on the bridge as fast as possible. Photo: eNCA/Dudu Mathebula
Following the collapse of a bridge between the Van Buuren Road offramp and the M2 Geldenhuis Interchange, motorists are encouraged to use different routes for the next two days at least. Photo: eNCA/Dudu Mathebula
The N3 in Johannesburg is expected to remain closed for two days, after a bridge collapsed between the Van Buuren Road offramp and the M2 Geldenhuis Interchange. Photo: eNCA/Dudu Mathebula
The N3 in Johannesburg is expected to remain closed for two days, after a bridge collapsed between the Van Buuren Road offramp and the M2 Geldenhuis Interchange. Photo: eNCA/Dudu Mathebula
Transport MEC in Gauteng, Ismail Vadi, says motorists travelling to the airport should allocate extra time after the collapse of a bridge on the N3. Photo: eNCA/Dudu Mathebula
Construction is well under way on the N3 in Johannesburg after a bridge collapsed between the Van Buuren Road offramp and the M2 Geldenhuis Interchange. Photo: eNCA/Dudu Mathebula
 

 

JOHANNESBURG – The N3 freeway between the Van Buuren Road offramp in Bedfordview and the N3-M2 split -- also known as the Geldenhuis interchange -- is expected to remain closed for Thursday and Friday after a bridge collapsed in the area east of Johannesburg.

Motorists travelling south are being diverted at Gillooly's Interchange and Van Buuren Road, while those travelling northbound are being diverted onto the M2 highway.

eNCA reporter Khayelihle Khumalo reports from the scene that a number of experts have been brought in to assess the collapse, including demolition experts from the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) as the bridge was decommissioned under its name.

“They are saying this is quite an extensive process. It may take over two days to make sure that motorists are able to access the road,” he reported.

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