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Let's not speculate on cause of bridge collapse - Mayor Parks Tau

In a horrific incident yesterday afternoon, the scaffolding of a pedestrian bridge under construction over the M1 highway near Sandton collapsed, killing two people and injuring 23.

Hopes that bridge will open by afternoon rush hour

Speaking to Cape Talk/ 702's Stephen Grootes on the Midday Report, City of Joburg Mayor Parks Tau said that he does not want to speculate about the cause of the collapse. He added that he wanted to allow the investigation to take its course.

Mayor Tau said the officials on the scene were working towards getting the M1 open by the afternoon rush hour.

Listen to the conversation below:

Below, EWN reporter Mia Lindeque reports on the latest developments on the scene of the incident.

City launches investigation into bridge collapse

702's John Robbie spoke to Tau following this incident. Tau confirmed the launch of several investigations into the cause of the collapse, including one by the City of Joburg.

Listen to the conversation below:

Traffic management

Stephen Grootes also spoke to Traffic and Transport Engineer, Louis Roodt about the impact of bridge collapse on the traffic.

The municipality has also partnered with Uber and Putco to offer free services to commuters in certain parts of Johannesburg.

For traffic information or to convey relevant information, call: 083 913 7483 /011 506 3350 or follow @ewntraffic on Twitter.

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