Mohlapiso Bridge over the Senqu River, Lesotho

This project was undertaken to provide all-weather access for the communities living north of the Senqu River in the Qacha's Nek district in Lesotho.

The Mohlapiso Bridge is a 215 m long, double lane high-level bridge, comprising four spans and reinforced earth approach fills.

Its construction included pile foundations, round piers of 15 m maximum height, post-tensioned concrete beams pre-cast on-site and a cast in-situ concrete deck. The bridge is on a vertical curve and the approach roads are 5 km long and bitumen surfaced.

Aurecon provided the following services:

  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Detailed design
  • Tender documentation
  • Pre-construction contract services
  • Construction supervision
  • Post-construction services