Jeffreys Bay
St Francis Bay bridge is open

The Sand River bridge which connects St Francis bay with the outside world was opened to traffic in the early hours of this morning. Water levels have subsided and storm water is no longer running over the temporary bridge.

The bridge over the Sand River following the floods last year

Motorists are urged to be cautious when crossing the bridge and to ride in the middle when crossing.

The local authorities will be assessing the bridge this morning and a decision will be made whether to keep the bridge open or to close it should there be concerns about the safety of motorists.

St Francis residents are taking no chances and have already started leaving a car "other side of the bridge". Photo: Clive Wright

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