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South Africa is considered one of the dream destinations for many tourists. Breathtaking landscapes, national parks with their exotic flora and fauna and big cities with their own charm.

To make traveling in the country easier, the national road authority SANRAL has decided to expand the N2, also known as the Wild Coast Road, between East London and Durban.

This also includes the construction of a cable-stayed bridge over the Msikaba River. This bridge, with a free span of 580m, is after the Maputo-Catembe Bridge the second largest bridge of its kind ever built on the African continent.

Illustration of the Msikaba Bridge

To make it easier for staff to move between the two sides of the bridge, Rowema was able to deliver a temporary passenger ropeway in 2020. This ropeway was designed as a single cable reversible system that is equipped with a 6-person cabin on one side.

Due to the current situation with Covid and the associated travel restrictions and measures, the commissioning of the already assembled system was delayed by a few months. However, we assume that the cable car can now be put into operation in the first quarter of 2021.

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