N3 reopened after bridge collapse

Traffic is flowing freely on the N3 highway in Germiston near the Geldenhuys Interchange following Wednesday's bridge collapse.

Engineers spent the night removing debris after a pedestrian bridge collapsed along the busy road at around 1:30am.

Five people were injured in the incident.

City of Ekurhuleni Infrastructure MMC Robert Mashego says they have yet to establish what caused the collapse.

It's something I cannot make a statement on - it is just surprising. The bridge is so solid and so big... one can't comprehend [what made in collapse].

Robert Mashego, Ekurhuleni Infrastructure MMC

WATCH: 5 Injured in N3 Bridge Collapse

South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) spokesperson Vusi Mona says during the last inspection in July, the bridge was declared safe.

Nothing untoward was found that warranted any action on our part.

Vusi Mona, Sanral spokesperson

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