“The bridges form part of the greenfields section of the Wild Coast Highway project,” says Kruger. The second will cross the Msikaba River near Lusikisiki. The Msikaba Bridge. One of the environmental requirements was that Sanral does not touch the unspoiled Msikaba gorge at all. The new cable-stayed bridge will also become the one of the highest bridges in Africa with a deck 194 meters high. The Msikaba Bridge, designed by Dissing and Weitling will have a tower-to- tower distance of 580 meters. This project is in the province of… The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has reopened the tender process for the construction of the R1.7-billion Msikaba bridge, in the Eastern Cape. Menu Menu Search By. The new cable-stayed bridge will also become the one of the highest bridges in Africa with a deck 194 meters high. Meanwhile, SANRAL has announced that the tender for the Msikaba Bridge, set for construction near Lusikisiki, will be retendered due to the fact that the agency received no fully responsive tenders. “We have set up nurseries that then preserve and further propagate these plants. https://www.engineeringnews.co.za. “The Msikaba and Mtentu bridges will become tourist attractions in their own right, and will offer opportunities for the associated tourism industry in the area,” says Kruger. Sanral said the 580-metre bridge will be built near Lusikisiki over the Msikaba gorge. The Mtentu River Bridge is a concrete structure approximately 1,130 metres long comprising a 260 metres main span, plus approach viaducts constructed using incremental launching methods. The Mtentu Bridge project involves the construction of a 1,342m reinforced concrete viaduct bridge over the Mtentu River gorge, while the Msikaba Bridge involves the … Sanral added that the N2 Wild Coast road project will be a major job creator in an area with an extremely high unemployment rate. Sanral said the 580-metre bridge will be built near Lusikisiki over the Msikaba gorge. This project is in the province of the Eastern Cape in the district municipality of OR Tambo and local municipality of Ingquza Hill. However, the second mega bridge, spanning the Msikaba River, is to be retendered. Bid Number: CONTRACT SANRAL N.002-200-2016/3 Bid Description: FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE N2 WILD COAST HIGHWAY SECTION 20 BETWEEN THE MSIKABA BRIDGE AND THE MTENTU BRIDGE Name of Institution: SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ROADS AGENCY SOC LIMITED Place where goods, works or services are required: Eastern Cape Date Published: 06 November 2020 … The proposed 1.1 km Mtentu bridge forms part of Sanral’s N2 Wild Coast road (N2WCR) project, which is a national priority project. South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has awarded the tender for the Mtentu Bridge project to the Aveng Strabag Joint Venture (JV). The sidewalks will also serve to connect communities on either side of the gorges. The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has awarded the ConcorMota-Engil joint venture (JV) a contract to construct the second of two mega bridge as part of the N2 Wild Coast project. The cable-stayed design will ensure that the construction of the bridge will have no direct impact on the environment in the gorge, almost 200 metres below. The Msikaba Bridge, designed by Dissing and Weitling will have a tower-to- tower distance of 580 meters. By: Creamer Media Reporter / MEDIA STATEMENT / This content is not written by Creamer Media, but is a supplied media statement. More than this, rehabilitation measures include a search and rescue programme for threatened or protected flora species. THE R1.634-billion tender for the Mtentu Bridge, one of two mega bridges to be built as part of the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) N2 Wild Coast road project, has been awarded. Consulting Engineering Services for the N2 Wild Coast Toll Highway Section 20 between the Msikaba River Bridge and the Mtentu River Bridge NRAN.002-200-2016/3F - SANRAL Proudly Researched by: Claire Donaldson Created on: 04 November 2016. Reaching heights of around 220 metres, it will become the highest bridge in Africa and the whole of the southern hemisphere. The construction of the 1.1-kilometre-long bridge in a remote location is a major undertaking requiring specialised engineering skills and building techniques, according to Edwin Kruger, Sanral’s Bridge Network Manager. THE tender process for the Msikaba Bridge, one of two mega-bridges that will be built as part of the N2 Wild Coast Road project, has been reopened, according to the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral). Bid Number: SANRAL N.002-200-2016/3-ARBid Description: Access Roads and Relocations for the N2 Wild Coast Highway Section 20 between Msikaba River Bridge and the Mtentu River Bridge.Name of Institution: south African National Roads Agency SOC LimitedPlace where goods, works or services are required: Date Published: 17 January 2020Closing Date / Time: 14 Bebruary 2020 at … YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN : R1.634-billion Mtentu Bridge tender awarded Destined to be the longest cable-stayed bridge in Africa according to www.highestbridges.com, the Msikaba Bridge is being constructed by Concor Infrastructure in a joint venture with Mota Engil Construction.Significant work has already been done on the establishment infrastructure to support the construction works. (Sanral) has awarded the Concor Mota-Engil joint venture (JV) the second of two megabridge construction contracts as part of the N2 Wild Coast project. The new cable-stayed bridge will also become the third highest bridge in Africa with a deck 194 meters high. THE tender process for the Msikaba Bridge, one of two mega-bridges that will be built as part of the N2 Wild Coast Road project, has been reopened, according to the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral). This will in turn help create an estimated 50 000 direct and indirect jobs locally and regionally during and after construction. TENDER NOTICE AND INVITATION TO TENDER (Incorporating SBD1) The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the construction of the N2 Wild Coast Toll Highway Section 20 between the Lingeni Intersection (km 15.40) and the Msikaba Bridge (km 33.02). Disgruntled residents of Amadiba village near Mbizana in the Eastern Cape are hoping resolutions taken to address their concerns will be followed. The Msikaba bridge is set to become one of the longest span crossings ever constructed on the African Continent, with a tower-to-tower distance of 580 meters. The Msikaba Bridge is scheduled to become the second longest span crossing ever constructed on the African Continent, with a tower-to-tower distance of 580 meters. 3rd November 2017. Not to be overshadowed by the bridge is the balance of works contained in the contract which includes construction of 1,5 km of approach roadworks on either side of the bridge. Not to be overshadowed by the bridge is the balance of works contained in the contract which includes construction of 1,5 km of approach roadworks on either side of the bridge. An essential part of Sanral’s N2 Wild Coast Toll Road project is the construction of two record-breaking mega-bridges over local rivers. The deck will be 194m meters The Msikaba bridge is set to become one of the longest span crossings ever constructed on the African Continent, with a tower-to-tower distance of 580 meters. 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The construction is due to start in February 2019 for 33 months after an initial three-month ramp-up period starting in October this year. The Mtentu River Bridge is a concrete structure approximately 1,130 metres long comprising a 260 metres main span, plus approach viaducts constructed using incremental launching methods. One of the environmental requirements when building the Msikaba Bridge was that SANRAL does not touch the unspoiled Msikaba gorge at all. Sanral said the 580-metre bridge will be built near Lusikisiki over the Msikaba gorge. #Construction #Africa The second mega-bridge, the Msikaba Bridge, will be 580 metres long. Menu Menu Search By. With the nearby Msikaba Bridge, the Mtentu Bridge is part of an improvement to make the N2 Wild Coast toll road shorter and faster. https://www.engineeringnews.co.za. Bid Number: CONTRACT SANRAL N.002-200-2016/3 Bid Description: FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE N2 WILD COAST HIGHWAY SECTION 20 BETWEEN THE MSIKABA BRIDGE AND THE MTENTU BRIDGE Name of Institution: SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ROADS AGENCY SOC LIMITED Place where goods, works or services are required: Eastern Cape Date … The N2WCR project is a major project for the Eastern Cape Province… “Extending from Port Edward through Port St Johns, this section is a brand new road and without the bridges we cannot complete the highway.”. They halted the … This single span bridge will be anchored back into rock on either side of the gorge.”. “Since both bridges have a large concrete component labour will be needed for fixing steel and placing the concrete for the bridges,” he says. It is one of the government’s 18 Strategic Integrated Projects to support economic development and boost service delivery in South Africa’s poorest provinces, such as the Eastern Cape. Construction of the bridges was likely to start early next year. Over R1.5-billion will be spent on SMMEs during the construction phase the 110 kilometres of new roads and bridges. Sanral reopens Msikaba bridge tenderEmbed VideoPopup VideoInstagram. Sanral said that construction is due to start in February 2019 and will last for 33 months, with initial planning proceedings set to begin in October 2018. Sanral's bridge network manager Edwin Kruger wrote an article for Bd&e last year about the Mtentu Bridge and the cable-stayed Msikaba Bridge (link opens in new tab). “No South African firm has ever done a balanced cantilever bridge of this magnitude before,” says Kruger. “Before we start any construction we will send a specialised team into the area to retrieve bulbs, succulents, and other plants that can be relocated,” he says. The bridges form the backbone of greenfields portion of the N2WCTR. With the nearby Msikaba Bridge, the Mtentu Bridge is part of an improvement to make the N2 Wild Coast toll road shorter and faster. This will ensure that the Pondoland Biome is preserved for generations to come through the declaration, rehabilitation and ongoing protection of some 15 000 hectares of new conservation areas. Tenders would close at the end of October for the Mtentu Bridge and early in November for the Msikaba Bridge. The bridge over the Msikaba Gorge near Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape forms part of the N2 Wild Coast project being undertaken by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral). SMME participation is an essential component of all Sanral projects. Tenders would close at the end of October for the Mtentu Bridge and early in November for the Msikaba Bridge. Bid Number: CONTRACT SANRAL N.002-200-2016/3 Bid Description: FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE N2 WILD COAST HIGHWAY SECTION 20 BETWEEN THE MSIKABA BRIDGE AND THE MTENTU BRIDGE Name of Institution: SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ROADS AGENCY SOC LIMITED Place where goods, works or services are required: Eastern Cape Date … The roads agency confirmed that the winning bid was a joint venture between South Africa’s Concor and Mota-Engil – a major international construction firm. Concor Mota-Engil is a JV between civil engineering company Concor and international construction firm Mota-Engil. It will have a main span of 580m supported from a pair of 127m-tall pylons. The N2 Wild Coast Road will extend over a total distance of 410km between the N2 Gonubie Interchange ( near East London in the Eastern Cape) and the Mtamvuna River bridge (Between Mzamba in the Eastern Cape and Port Edward in Kwa-Zulu Natal). “Semi-skilled and unskilled labour will be sourced locally.”. 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