A safe crossing_Ha Mofutho

Safe crossing for people and livestock

The Kingdom of Lesotho, Ministry of Public Works and Transport appointed Royal HaskoningDHV to carry out the  design,  tender documents and the site supervision of the construction of a pedestrian bridge across the Senqu River near the village of Ha Mofutho , a very remote area in Lesotho.

The footbridge provides access for pedestrians and domestic animals between the villages on both sides of the river. Previously, river crossing took place by small boats or directly through the river during low flow conditions, but access during the rainy season was dangerous due to fast flowing and high water levels. 
Royal HaskoningDHV received awards for the project from the SA Hot Dip Galvanizers Association. Not only did the HA Mofutho Bridge win its category - Infrastructure and Community development, but was awarded the overall prize, winning the coveted WGS Barnett Trophy. The winning project involved local community participation, transferred skills, is usable and safe, and is aesthetically and environmentally pleasing.

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