Probe on Grayston bridge collapse to take time


A bridge, near Grayston Drive in Johannesburg, collapsed onto the M1 on Wednesday injuring several people.

JOHANNESBURG - Investigations into a temporary bridge that collapsed on the M1 are still ongoing.

Ed Jardim, spokesperson for Murray & Roberts, the company that was responsible for the construction at the M1 highway said the probe into the collapse would take time.

"We are not expecting results anytime soon. As soon as there&39;s an update available, we will communicate it."

Jardim said Murray & Roberts had been working closely with the City of Johannesburg and the Department of Labour.

"We have been furnishing them with any evidence required because they (City of Johannesburg) are conducting their own independent investigation."

Jardim said after they contacted all the paramedics, the number of people injured was 19.

Nine patients have been discharged and 10 ares still in hopsiatl.

He said the company ensured the patients were given private care.

Jardim added that they had been in contact with the family of the taxi driver that died during the collapse and said he will be buried on the weekend.