11 December 2015

Restoration of the Wooden Bridge, Woodbridge Island

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Restoration of the Wooden Bridge, Woodbridge Island

On my early morning walkabout around Woodbridge Island I spotted this City of Cape Town sign signaling their intention of restoring the historic wooden bridge.

A few images of the Wooden Bridge / Woodbridge Island Before Restoration >>

From the sign:

Restoration Of The Historic Wooden Bridge At Woodbridge Island, Milnerton

The intention of the City of Cape Town is to restore the historic wooden bridge located between Marine Drive and Woodbridge Island, crossing the Diep River Estuary. Restoration of the bridge is required so than it can once again be used for its intended purpose as a pedestrian bridge. The City of Cape Town is the property owner and is therefore responsible for the maintenance and the upkeep of the bridge.

The wooden bridge is a national heritage site. The bridge was previously closed in 1990 and in 1995 re-opened for use by pedestrians. However, in 2007, the bridge was once again closed. The closures of the bridge have been as a result of the ongoing deterioration of the timber elements.

Exploration of the foundations will be carried out in December 2015 to determine the extend of restoration and rehabilitation that is required.

Please note that an Environmental Management Programme, approved by the Local Authority, is being implemented for all works that will be required to rehabilitate the bridge. The Environmental Partnership will be monitoring this site to ensure adherence to the Environmental Management Programme.

The Environmental Partnership

PO BOX 945
Cape Town 8000

Tel: 021 422 0999
Fax: 021 422 0998

Email: info@enviropart.co.za

Restoration of the Wooden Bridge, Woodbridge Island
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