St Francis Bridge collapses for second time

The residents of the coastal village of St Francis Bay were cut off from the rest of the world for the second time this month after the temporary bridge collapsed following heavy rain.

The Sand River crossing

Repair work is expected to start on the bridge today and it is hoped that vehicles will be able to cross the Sand River by tomorrow.
The Kouga Municipality has estimated that there is R 87 million in damage to roads and infrastructure in the Kouga following the floods experienced this month.
St Francis Bay cut off following more flooding.

Roads all over Kouga have been closed or destroyed, with Oyster Bay being totally cut off with Paradise Beach and Aston bay also experiencing severe flooding.

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