The managing executive of the Kruger National Park (KNP), Abe Sibiya officially opened the new Crocodile Bridge and Gate facilities on December 7, 2010.
Sibiya said the new raised bridge and the gate, which includes new boom style entrance gates, were a huge investment for Kruger.
The R7,3 million upgraded bridge, which was built in the existing footprint of the original, was designed by Aerocon Company and constructed by the Tsitemba Companies.
The R3,9 million new entrance gate includes extensive work to the approach road, entrance gate reception building, ablutions blocks for day visitors, curio shop and new 'boom"-style entrance gate.
It is the fourth KNP gate to get boom gates after Phalaborwa in 2007, Orpen in 2008 and Phabeni in 2009.