Walking Wonder bridge makes it to the top

KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal and Isando in Gauteng have something in common, SANRAL’s engineering excellence – both being recognised for engineering excellence.

A the CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Award the KwaMashu interchange improvement project in KwaZulu-Natal took home the main prize whilst the Isando Pedestrian Bridge in Gauteng received a commendation in the category for projects worth less than R50 million. In addition to taking home a commendation, the Isando Pedestrian bridge additionally received a commendation at the recent South African Steel Awards.

The KwaMashu interchange is located at the intersection of the N2 and R102 near Durban. It is an innovative cost-effective solution and is the first in the Southern Hemisphere. The upgrade has resulted in reduced journey times for commuters, less traffic congestion, improved safety for pedestrians and motorists and reducing the accident rate.

The Isando Pedestrian Bridge, nicknamed the “Walking Wonder,” near the O. R Tambo International Airport has improved pedestrian safety and journey times.

SANRAL’s Head of Communications, Vusi Mona, has commended Aurecon for its work on the KwaMashu Interchange upgrade and the SMEC South Africa for the Isando Pedestrian Bridge. The awards come on top of similar awards last year and are once again proof of the engineering with which we continue to associate ourselves with.

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