19 May 2022 - NW1547
Mathulelwa, Ms B to ask the Minister of Transport
By what date will his department rebuild the bridge in Bremma, Ward 6 of Umdoni Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, that was washed away by floods seven years ago?
The bridge is currently in use, the issue was that there were potholes back then which made it unsafe to go across the bridge but that was sorted, and the bridge is usable. As this is a low-level crossing, it is part of the list of all bridges that will be upgraded to large bridges as these are no longer suitable for areas where there are growing communities. Climate change is also another factor that lead the Department to embark on this exercise as there were a lot of low-level crossings that are no longer suitable as a result of these frequently experienced rainfall intensity.
It is anticipated that to attend to these structures could take more than five years depending on the availability of funds.