Aveng licks its wounds after N2 Wild Coast bridge folly
Regrets taking on the contract to build the 1.1km bridge after threats of violence from community
Infrastructure and resources group Aveng (https://www.sharenet.co.za/v3/quickshare.php?scode=AEG) says it regrets bidding for work on Africa’s highest bridge, for which it may have to pay a steep price.
The infrastructure and resources group is in dispute with the SA National Road Agency (Sanral) relating to work on the R1.7bn Mtentu River bridge project in the Eastern Cape, which at 220m high was meant to be Africa’s highest bridge.
The Aveng Strabag joint venture (ASJV) – an entity owned by Aveng and Austria’s Strabag International – terminated the contract to build the 1.1km bridge on the N2 Wild Coast after threats of violence from community members who wanted to be part of the project. ..