Bridge collapses over N3 at Geldenhuys interchange

Bridge collapses over N3 at Geldenhuys interchange”

Five people were injured, including a seven-year-old child.

As a result, the road between the Van Buuren Road and the M2 Geldenhuys interchange has been closed while efforts to clear debris are under way and the cause of the collapse is probed.

But Vadi and the Ekurhuleni Emergency Services said it was too early to speculate on the cause. Three from one truck were still trapped inside the cab and two in other vehicles escaped with minor injuries.

The bridge, which has not been used for almost 15 years, collapsed without warning on Wednesday.

Ekurhuleni Emergency Services spokesman William Ntladi said that although they wanted to operate as quickly as possible to reopen the road, the debris had to be moved strategically in order to ensure evidence integrity. A woman was trapped in a truck.

The actual cause of the bridge collapse is still undetermined and investigations are underway. Rescue teams battled for about two hours to extricate her from the wreckage.

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Ekurhuleni emergency services say three trucks and a auto crashed into the concrete bridge.

Three trucks and a sedan, along with at least five people, were involved in the accident.

DEMS said rescue teams used the "Jaws of life" to rescue people trapped inside the truck cab.

Motorists returning to work on Thursday using the N3 at the Gillooly's interchange will have to find alternative routes following the collapse of a pedestrian bridge shortly after midnight on Wednesday.

The freeway remains closed to traffic in both directions.

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