BRIDGE COLLAPSE FULL ROAD CLOSURE ON N3 HIGHWAY VAN BUUREN ROAD AND THE M2 GELDENHUIS INTERCHANGE

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During the early hours of Wednesday morning, a bridge collapse onto the N3 highway which resulted in a full road closure between Van Buuren Road and the M2 Geldenhuis Interchange.

Three people were injured and severely trapped in a truck that collided into the bridge. According to Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) chief, Supt Wayne Minnaar, the three patients were airlifted to hospital.

Occupants from a Mercedes Benz motor vehicle were very fortunate to escape un-injured.

Motorists are advised to make use of alternative routes. News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents will post all the latest updates to this page.

See alternative route directions below.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION:
SOUTHBOUND:

  • From the Linksfield Caltex, turn left onto Civin Road
  • Turn left onto Van Der Linde Road and drive southeast
  • Turn right onto Van Buuren Road
  • Turn left onto Cleveland Road
  • Turn left onto Francois Oberholzer ramp.

NORTHBOUND:

  • Keep left onto the M2 and drive west
  • Turn right onto Cleveland Road and drive northeast
  • Turn right onto Jules street
  • Turn left onto Geldenhuis Road and drive northeast
  • Turn left onto Van Der Linde Road and drive north
  • Turn right onto Boeing Road West and drive northeast
  • Get onto Civin Drive and then turn right onto Club street

SOURCE: http://news.searchsa.co.za/accidents/gauteng/n3-highway-closed-bridge-collapse.html

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