Johannesburg Metro Police says part of the M1 south bridge at the Booysens off-ramp, south of Johannesburg, has collapsed.

Johannesburg Metro Police spokesperson, Xolani Fihla says the collapse compromised the safety of the bridge. However, the bridge is still open to traffic.

Fihla has urged motorists to drive with caution when they use the off-ramp.  “Part of the structure under the M1 south Booysens off-ramp has broken off and it has compromised the safety of the bridge above. At the moment the traffic is flowing smoothly and the JMPD officers are on the scene.”

Engineers are to be sent to assess the damage. Fihla says police are monitoring the situation.

“ Johannesburg Roads Agency has been contacted to come and assess the damage and if necessary to go-ahead to close the section of the bridge.”