The firm’s founding partners, Henry Fagan and Jacques Retief, have a passion for bridges, both having started their careers as bridge design engineers, working on the Bloukrans River Bridge. Henry Fagan and Partners has won numerous awards for the Kirstenbosch Tree Canopy Walkway (The “Boomslang”) and the V&A Waterfront Swing Bridge. Our design for the Nelson Mandela Bridge open tender was one of the two finalists.


Kirstenbosch Tree Canopy Walkway, “Boomslang”

Mutual Heights Pedestrian Sky Bridge

V&A Waterfront Swing Bridge Over the Cut


Award Winning Bridges

Kirstenbosch Tree Canopy Walkway

SAICE National Award for Technical Excellence in Civil Engineering 2015

SAICE Western Cape Regional award for Technical Excellence in Civil Engineering 2015

South African Steel Construction Bridge Category Award 2015

CESA Commendation for Engineering Excellence 2015

Design Indaba Expo: voted the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2015

Silver Loerie 2015

SAIA Western Province Award 2015


V&A Waterfront Swing Bridge

SAACE (now CESA) Award for Engineering Excellence 1998

Winner of South African Steel Construction Awards 1999

SAICE Regional award for exellence in Civil Engineering 1997