Beit Bridge afloat!

January 29, 2013 — 2 Comments

I received the following pictures purportedly of traffic under siege at the Beit Bridge border post 6 days ago. Normally its the sweltering heat which man and truck have to contend with. The pictures suggest severe flooding creating anxious moments for transporter and pedestrian alike. According to the Zimbabwe Herald, authorities closed the border to traffic after the Limpopo River flooded leaving the new Limpopo Bridge inaccessible.

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2 responses to Beit Bridge afloat!

  1. 

    Wow, glad I wasnt caught in the queue around this time!

  2. 

    Not so, Mike. In typical media fashion, a large amount of fiction is mixed in with fact. Most of the pictures are of one of the low-level bridges on the approach to Beitbridge town, on the Bulawayo road. Only one of the pictures actually shows the Limpopo River, that with the NLB (toll) bridge. The border wasn’t ever closed, at all.

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