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Suspension Bridge - Storm River Mouth

Unread postby JDW » Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:19 pm

Greetings from a cold & wet England

What is the current status of the bridge and access to it.

Visiting in September 08.

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Unread postby kev » Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:09 pm

Hi JDW
The bridge was still closed 3 weeks ago when i visited the park. Don't think it is open yet, but sure it would when you visit in September.(it was damaged in a fire) I will find out and Pm you. The rest of the park is still in great shape, and is worth a visit. :dance:

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Unread postby gwendolen » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:11 pm

kev wrote:Don't think it is open yet, but sure it would when you visit in September.(it was damaged in a fire) I will find out and Pm you. The rest of the park is still in great shape, and is worth a visit. :dance:


Hi Kev,

it would be great if you posted that info here on the forum too. It might help many others looking for the same information.

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Unread postby kev » Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:52 pm

:yaya:-again.
The friendly staff of Storms River informed me that they are hard at work in fixing the suspension bridge, and that it should re-open to tourists at the end of April 2008.

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Unread postby restio » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:58 pm

Thanks, kev! :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Firefly » Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:59 pm

Yay :dance: This is good news

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Unread postby Bertie » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:22 pm

Yes this is good news. I just got back and unfortunatly could not walk the bridge but other than that it was beautiful.

We did the boat trip and this was the only way of seeing the bridge

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Suspension Bridge - Storms River Mounth

Unread postby HS » Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:59 pm

Hi, any news on the bridge?? Going there next week. Have not been to the suspension bridge in a lonnnggg time, and would like to this time round.
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Unread postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:59 pm

Hi, whats the latest on the bridge reconstruction please? Will be there next month . . .

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Unread postby dalts » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:32 pm

Hey all,

The expected date of completion is January 2009. although they are pushing to get it done before the Christmas holidays

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:41 pm

Welcome to the forums dalts!!! And thank you for the info :clap:

I see you are a GVI - where are you 'stationed', how long have you been here, and are you enjoying it? (Hope not too many nosy questions :lol: )
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Unread postby dalts » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:01 pm

Thank you for the welcome!

I am stationed at TNP (Storms River Mouth) and have been here about 5 months now. It is so beautiful here and I am really enjoying it, especially now that the Whales have arrived!! I finish here in Jan, so I'm holding thumbs that the bridge walk will be finished before I go back to the UK!

How about you Dinkybird?

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:09 am

:D Popping down your way later this month - so will make a point of coming to say hi to you! So pleased the whales are there :dance:
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Re: Suspension Bridge - Storm River Mouth

Unread postby Flavia » Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:07 pm

Hello, any update about the suspension bridge? When it will be opened again?

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Re: Suspension Bridge - Storm River Mouth

Unread postby DuQues » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:34 am

That was posted on the news page, overhere, but to save you a click:

Date: 2008-09-17

The boardwalk to the very popular suspension bridge at the Tsitsikamma National Park was damaged by a fire in December 2007 and consequently the hiking trail that includes the bridge, had to be closed.

Management immediately started with the process to rebuild the boardwalk, but the process has been delayed considerably by an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) that had to be done for the construction of an additional three bridges.

The process was completed and Park Manager Darren Claasen said that he hopes that the EIA will be approved by the end of the month. "Once approval is granted, the tender process will start and construction should commence early in January 2009. If all goes to plan, the suspension bridge will be re-opened mid May next year."

Claassen said that the walkway to the bridge is open until the area of Kerneels-se-Klip. "We know that this is a very popular route and apologise for any inconvenience caused, but hopefully our visitors will try some of the other beautiful hikes for the time being."
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c


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