Storms River suspension bridge to be renovated

15 January 2015

Maintenance of the Storms River suspension bridge, which started January 12, is expected to last for six weeks.

The Park manager of Tsitsikamma section on the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) noted that even though they will be working on the bridge, people visiting the Storms River Rest Camp will find that the hiking trail will still be open for use.

The suspension bridge has gained popularity among many tourists and locals due to the fact that it is a shaky concrete structure constructed over the Indian Ocean. In addition to its structure, it also leads to a lookout point where visitors can see a variety of indigenous forests, a marine protected area that is 50 years old and other rivers that flow into the ocean.

It is standard procedure to maintain the bridge every five years. The 77-metre-long bridge, constructed in 1969, had two bridges added in 2006.

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