Royal HaskoningDHV walked away with one of the biggest accolades at the South African Institution of Civil Engineers (SAICE) National Awards held on 12 October 2018. The Grayston Pedestrian Bridge commissioned by the Johannesburg Development Agency was crowned overall winner in the Transportation Engineering Division Award.
This win comes on the back of successes at the SAICE Johannesburg Regional Awards held in Midrand in July where the bridge was awarded the Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement – Community Based Category. It was also awarded the Most Outstanding Project in each SAICE Division – Transport Engineering Category. It came second in the Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement – Technical Excellence Category, and third in the Most Outstanding Project in each SAICE Division – Structural Engineering Category.
The Grayston Pedestrian Bridge forms part of a pedestrian and cycling corridor built to connect residents of Alexandra Township to Sandton. The “Great Walk” project includes integrated bus rapid transit systems and provides unobstructed daily movement for the 10 000 people who make their journey via the 289 m long cable-stayed pedestrian bridge.