The restoration of one of Cape Town’s oldest network links in Milnerton is now complete. The 120-year historic wooden bridge which had been closed for several years is now open for public use. The bridge is a provincial heritage site, and the only bridge of its kind left in the country. Its restoration was undertaken by the City of Cape Town and was completed in December 2019.

The bridge provides cycle and pedestrian access between Woodbridge Island and Marine Drive where it intersects with a dedicated cycle path to Table View and central Cape Town, providing a link to the city’s growing NMT network. The surrounding public space has been upgraded with seating areas, landscaping and informational signage about this unique heritage and nature area with its dramatic views of Table Mountain.

DID YOU KNOW?
The rehabilitation process required a massive 160-ton crane to lift and install large metal watertight chambers into the river around each set of existing woodpiles.

START DATE: May 2018

PLANNED END DATE: December 2019

PROJECT STATUS: Complete

INVESTMENT: R20.5 million

SCOPE OF WORK:

  • Historic wooden bridge restoration