Labour dept to release report on Grayston Bridge collapse

Johannesburg - A preliminary report on the findings of what may have caused the collapse of the Grayston Bridge earlier this month, will be revealed by the Department of Labour on Wednesday.

The support structure of the bridge, which runs along the M1 across Grayston Drive, collapsed on October 14 shortly before the afternoon rush.

At least two people were killed and another 20 were injured when vehicles making their way past the bridge were crushed.

The road was closed following the incident and was re-opened by mayor Parks Tau the following day.

Murray & Roberts, the company responsible for the construction of the pedestrian and cycle bridge, has appointed technical, engineering, legal and forensic specialists to probe the incident.

This was in addition to other investigations initiated by the Department of Labour, the City of Johannesburg, the South African Police Service, the company said.

It has previously warned against speculation over what caused the structure to collapse.

It was not immediately clear when Murray & Roberts would release its own report.