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 Post subject: Re: Crocodile Bridge
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:12 am 
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:clap: :clap: :clap: Well deserved, went through on 12 Dec.
BIG IMPROVEMENT! Worth the wait! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: New Crocodile Bridge Gate between Kruger and Komatipoort
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:36 am 
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jeroenvm wrote:
How is the new bridge holding out with the high water levels this summer?


Hi! The bridge has remained open at all times in spite of very heavy rainfall. If we had had the same rain last year, the bridge would by now have been closed for approx 2 weeks,...but it is fully functioning.


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 Post subject: Re: New Crocodile Bridge Gate between Kruger and Komatipoort
Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:21 pm 
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Went over the Crocodile Bridge gate today on my way out.
Wow if water rises another 2 feet , it will be going over it .


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 Post subject: Re: New Crocodile Bridge Gate between Kruger and Komatipoort
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:21 am 
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Long live the new bridge - despite the high water levels friends of mine are crossing it into KNP later today :)

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 Post subject: Re: New Crocodile Bridge Gate between Kruger and Komatipoort
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:56 am 
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 Post subject: Re: New Crocodile Bridge Gate between Kruger and Komatipoort
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:47 pm 
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I drove over the new bridge on 24, 25 and 26 Dec. Despite all the heavy rain the river water level was still below the bridge. The new gate is excellent and staff were very friendly and helpful :clap: :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: New Crocodile Bridge Gate between Kruger and Komatipoort
Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:07 pm 
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Hi Catman, also drove over the bridge on the 7th at about 5pm, water was starting to splash onto the
bridge in places, but no flooding! Took some great pics.
Last year however was a different story...


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 Post subject: Re: CROCODILE BRIDGE
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:30 am 
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Welcome and beware of addiction!

A bit more reading and you would have had your mind set at rest...... Crocodile Bridge now has a new bridge and is not affected by the river rising. The gate remains open.

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 Post subject: Re: CROCODILE BRIDGE
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:30 am 
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As said before, no need to change. We were there last week, and although the river was high, the water was no where near the level of the new bridge.

We also saw just about everything, except Leopard and Wild Dogs, within 5 kilometers of the camp.

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 Post subject: Re: CROCODILE BRIDGE
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:50 am 
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Jungle Junkie wrote:
Posted 16 January 2011
Elsa wrote:
A message just in from Penny who is currently in the park reports that ALL the dirt roads around Croc Bridge in the south of the park are closed including the H10 as the bridge at Lower Sabie is flooded and closed as well.

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Apparently the water is now flowing over the bridge too. :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: CROCODILE BRIDGE
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:41 pm 
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Yes, as far as I understand Penny's SMS, there was debris ON the new bridge which indicated that the water was flowing over, but it must have dropped slightly in the interim.

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 Post subject: Re: CROCODILE BRIDGE
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:57 pm 
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Just spoke to CB. The bridge is open at the moment.

The bridge at Lower Sabie was also flooded but is open now.

The dirt roads around CB are closed at the moment.

@ gmilliken

I think you should be OK at Crocodile Bridge. Remember that if the bridge at CB is flooded you can still reach it via Malelane, which has a much much higher clearance bridge. It will mean driving the tar road via Skukuza to reach CB.

The dirt roads tend to get closed for a day or two when there is much rain. But not much more. It is worth your while visiting CB as it is a great area of the park. If you reach there and see that the dirt roads are still closed, you can always move your booking then.

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 Post subject: Re: New Crocodile Bridge Gate between Kruger and Komatipoort
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After the heavy rains on the night/morning of 14th/15th Jan all the gravel roads between LS and CB were closed. The bridge was bone dry. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Croc Bridge gate/bridge
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:28 pm 
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Hi there, can anyone tell me if they have finished building, the new bridge, across the river at Croc Bridge and also is the new entrance, at Croc Bridge opperational :?

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 Post subject: Re: Boom Gate at Croc Bridge
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