Owner: City of Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contract Price: $3 million
Functional Class: Pedestrian
Greenroads Score: 30 points
The Model Kloof Pedestrian Bridge and Walkway Project was constructed to provide a safer pedestrian route between the Limit Hill and Model Kloof neighborhoods of Ladysmith that are separated by the busy National Route 11 (N11). There have been new business developments in the area that have increased traffic and caused a safety concern for both pedestrians and motorists, including school children at Limit Hill Primary School nearby.
The bridge included a number of art and informational installations to teach locals about safety and to involve the local school children in the project. The project began in February 2012 and was completed in February 2013 at a cost of 26 million Rand (approximately $3 million USD). The project owner is South African National Roads Agency Ltd SOC/ It was designed by Royal HaskoningDHV and constructed by Afrostructures Pty Ltd.