Removal of N3 bridge could take up to TWO days

IN PICTURES: N3 bridge collapse

The bridge fell onto the highway, blocking the highway in both directions, between the Van Buuren off-ramp and Geldenhuys interchange.

Sanral says investigations are continuing to determine the cause of the collapse.

Mona also wished the five people injured in the collapse a speedy recovery.

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.

"There were no fatalities".

Three people were seriously injured.

Robert said the first part of the bridge collapsed on the southbound lane before the second part came down seconds later on the northbound lane.

Earlier, Ekurhuleni's Disaster and Emergency Management Services (DEMS) said several cars traveling along the N3 crashed as a result of the debris on the freeway.

"A woman was trapped in one of the trucks and was attended to by Advanced Life Support paramedics".

Maymunat was in the passenger seat and Lea was asleep in one of the bunk beds when the bridge collapsed. The driver and a seven-year-old girl were transported to Bertha Gxowa Hospital in Germiston.

"An adult female passenger was airlifted to Linmed Hospital in critical condition", said DEMS. "It may take over two days to make sure that motorists are able to access the road", he reported.

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