The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the access roads and relocations for the N2 Wild Coast Highway Section 20 between the Msikaba River Bridge and the Mtentu River Bridge. “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. McLachlan adds that as part of Sanral’s small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) development programme, local small businesses will be given the skills needed to join the project’s development. South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has awarded the tender for the Mtentu Bridge project to the Aveng Strabag Joint Venture (JV). 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. Environmental lobby groups have expressed concern related to the N2WCTR’s impact on the Pondoland Biome. (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. Designed by Dissing + Weitling, the concrete structure will have a deck 22.8 meters wide with walkways on both edges and is expected to use some 2,700 tons of structural steel and 2,500 tons of cables. 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). The proposed 1.1 km Mtentu bridge forms part of Sanral’s N2 Wild Coast road (N2WCR) project, which is a national priority project. On completion, SANRAL’s spectacular Msikaba Bridge in the Eastern Cape will be the longest cable-stayed suspension bridge in South Africa.. 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. 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 South African National Roads Agency Limited - SANRAL, Black-owned company reaps benefits of N2 Wild Coast Road Project, Kimberley Traffic Circles – road safety meets economic development, A bridge over the Orange River is Hopetown’s lifeline, New Wild Coast mega-bridges to break global records. “This bridge will cross the spectacular and pristine Msikaba river gorge and will be the longest span cable-stayed suspension bridge in South Africa – and possibly Africa,” says Kruger. Sanral added that the N2 Wild Coast road project will be a major job creator in an area with an extremely high unemployment rate. PPA 20696 Construction of a mega-bridge called Msikaba Bridge with the main span of 580m supported from a pair of 127m-tall pylons. The deck will be 194m meters The N2WCR project is a major project for the Eastern Cape Province… It forms part of the N2 Wild Coast road project and is Sanral’s mega-bridge project at the Mtentu River. The Msikaba Bridge is a 580 metres long cable-stayed road bridge spanning across a spectacular steep green gorge created by the Msikaba River. “The SMME development programme will help to ensure that jobs created by the N2 greenfields project can be filled by local contractors,” he said. 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. Infrastructure for economic development. SMME participation is an essential component of all Sanral projects. 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Are people in your community adhering to Covid-19 related rules. 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). Two spectacular mega-bridges are about to be added to South Africa’s growing national road network. 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. “Extending from Port Edward through Port St Johns, this section is a brand new road and without the bridges we cannot complete the highway.”. 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. 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. One of the environmental requirements was that Sanral does not touch the unspoiled Msikaba gorge at all. 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 … According to Kruger, pedestrian sidewalks will be constructed on each side of the bridges and view sites off the bridges will provide special viewing points for tourists. One will become the highest bridge in the southern hemisphere, and the other possibly the longest cable-stayed suspension bridge in Africa. On completion, SANRAL’s spectacular Msikaba Bridge in the Eastern Cape will be the longest cable-stayed suspension bridge in South Africa.. 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). 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 … It will have a main span of 580m supported from a pair of 127m-tall pylons. “Cable-stayed bridges are distinct in their use of towers and cables to support the bridge deck. One of the environmental requirements when building the Msikaba Bridge was that SANRAL does not touch the unspoiled Msikaba gorge at all. 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. 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. McLachlan explains that as wages earned typically have a multiplication effect in the local economy of two to three times, this job creation will further boost the local Wild Coast economy. The N2WCR project is a major endeavour for the Eastern Cape Province and forms part of government’s Strategic Integrated Projects (SIP)-3, South-Eastern node and Corridor Development, whose key purpose is to serve as catalysts to uplift economic growth in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. The Mtentu Bridge will be one of the longest main-span balanced cantilever bridges in the world, and the first of its size in South Africa. #Construction #Africa The bridges form the backbone of greenfields portion of the N2WCTR. Good, quality road access is crucial in unlocking the Wild Coast’s significant tourism potential as well other economic spin offs, says SANRAL. #Construction #Africa The second will cross the Msikaba River near Lusikisiki. Sanral said the 580-metre bridge will be built near Lusikisiki over the Msikaba gorge. https://www.engineeringnews.co.za. DownloadBuy Photos. The second mega-bridge, the Msikaba Bridge, will be 580 metres long. 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 … The Msikaba bridge is set to become one of the longest span crossings ever constructed on the African Continent, with a … It forms part of the N2 Wild Coast road project and is Sanral’s mega-bridge project at the Mtentu River. “Since both bridges have a large concrete component labour will be needed for fixing steel and placing the concrete for the bridges,” he says. 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 current highest is the Bloukrans Bridge, which has a 217-metre deck height. “We have set up nurseries that then preserve and further propagate these plants. Menu Menu Search By. 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 said the 580-metre bridge will be built near Lusikisiki over the Msikaba gorge. Comments section policy: Any attacks on BusinessTech, its journalists, or other readers will result in a ban. A biodiversity offset agreement has also been established with the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Board. 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