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Traffic at Tubatse steel bridge

29/05/2021Communitymonitors/Mmabore Mogashoa/Limpopo/Sekhukhune,Ga-Mogashoa village

29 May 2021

 Mmabore Mogashoa


On 28 May 2021 was coming back home from from a cultural event at Fetakgomo Tubatse area. At around 16h00, the convoy was long and motorist were using the sides of the road to avoid the convoy which worsened the traffic at Tubatse Steel Bridge.  Motorists use the bridge to the R555 road which is used by trucks, busses, taxis and all kinds of cars allowed on the road. The end of a beautiful cultural day was ruined, by the time we passed the bridge it was almost 20h00. The bridge has only one lane and it is being used by lot of people from all the provinces South Africa. The road inside have bumps which makes driving uncomfortable. The construction of the bridge was delayed and this has brought lot of frustration to the road users. If there are strikes people also block the bridge and is another problem. The bridge is more that 60 years. Another bridge should be constructed or upgrades should be done to avoid more problems.

By Mmabore Mogashoa