Premier Winde and Minister Mitchell to open the New Ashton Arch Bridge

13 August 2021
Department of Transport and Public Works

Premier Alan Winde together with Transport and Public Works Minister, Daylin Mitchell, will on Sunday 15 August 2021, open the New Ashton Arch Bridge in Ashton.

The multi-million Ashton Arch is South Africa's first concrete tied arch bridge constructed using a transverse launching method. It replaces an existing multi-arch bridge that was built in the 1930s.

The transverse jacking of the bridge will take place on Saturday, 14 August 2021, during which the bridge will be moved into its original position.

Premier Winde and Minister Mitchell will be joined by Mayors of Langerberg Municipality and the Cape Winelands District during the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday.

Details are as follows:
Date:   Sunday, 15 August 2021
Time:   11am
Venue: R60 Ashton Arch Bridge (at the start of the bridge incoming from Cape Town)

Members of the media wishing to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to by Saturday, 14 August 2021.

There will be opportunities for media interviews and photographs. Social distancing and mask wearing will be strictly enforced.

Media Queries:
Ntomboxolo Makoba-Somdaka
Spokesperson for Minister Daylin Mitchell
Cell: 082 953 0026