New pedestrian bridge for Lentegeur

From left are ward councillor Joan Woodman, mayoral committee member for urban mobility Roberto Quintas, New Woodlands Ratepayers’ Association chairman Shahiem van Nelson and Colorado Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association community representative Washiela Gordon at the site of the new pedestrian bridge.

The City has built a pedestrian bridge over an informal railway crossing in Lentegeur.

Work started in November last year and was completed within 12 months, according to the City. 

The bridge is south of the R300 and west of AZ Berman Drive. The closest formal streets are Moses Kottler Crescent and Portulaca Street, Watergate Estate.

“The location was originally used as an informal railway crossing. However, we needed to ensure the safety of these commuters in this vicinity of Lentegeur,” said mayoral committee member for urban mobility Roberto Quintas.

The bridge would now provide safe passage to those needing to get to the other side of the railway tracks and reach a new MyCiTi station to be located about 400m away along AZ Berman Drive, opposite the Watergate Mall and Mitchell’s Plain Hospital, he said.

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa would build concrete walls along the line to ensure pedestrians only used the bridge to cross the tracks, he said, adding that the bridge’s stairways and paths leading to it were well lit and CCTV cameras monitored the area. 

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