Hendrick Potgieter Road After Bridge Collapses
Hendrick Potgieter Road After Bridge Collapses. PHOTOS: Gauteng Dept of Roads & Transport

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has advised motorists to avoid Hendrick Potgieter Road due to a collapsed bridge in Roodepoort, Johannesburg.

The section of the road between Falls and Van Staden Streets has been closed to traffic. The road caved in on Tuesday (13 December) following heavy downpours in the region.

Hendrick Potgieter Road After Bridge Collapses. PHOTOS: Gauteng Dept of Roads & Transport

Hendrick Potgieter Road After Bridge Collapses. PHOTOS: Gauteng Dept of Roads & Transport Hendrick Potgieter Road After Bridge Collapses. PHOTOS: Gauteng Dept of Roads & Transport

“The closure is expected to be in effect for the foreseeable future as investigations are currently underway,” the department said.

A day before Hendrick Potgieter road collapsed:

On the day it started collapsing (13 December):

After Hendrick Potgieter road collapsed:

South Africans can report poor road conditions on provincial roads by contacting the department’s Regional Managers as follows:

Hendrick Potgieter Road After Bridge Collapses. PHOTOS: Gauteng Dept of Roads & Transport

City of Ekurhuleni – Ms. Masingita Chabalala – 073 277 3547 – Masingita.chabalala@gauteng.gov.za
Sedibeng District – Mr. Herald Mlambo – 060 546 7461 – Herald.Mlambo@gauteng.gov.za
City of Tshwane – Mr. Lehlohonolo Rakwena – 082 939 5869 – Lehlohonolo.rakwena@gauteng.gov.za
City of Joburg/West Rand District Municipality – Ms. Bulelwa Thomas – 072 061 2595 – Bulelwa.Thomas@gauteng.gov.za