The one-kilometre long bridge forms part of the improvements being undertaken at the N2/M41 Mt Edgecombe Interchange.
Mbete said her decision is in the best interests of the country.
The City are yet to take action to fix the damaged sections of wall.
Umgeni Park residents have appealed to the City to erect a fence along the road to alleviate crime and illegal dumping in the area.
Telkom confirmed the mast was theirs saying it was to provide adequate coverage in the area.
The monitoring survey is to determine the stability of the Athlone Bridge.
Dr Frank Chikane says South Africans deserve better from government.
“Customers must check the reading on the actual meter against the reading on the bill or check the estimated charges and consumption according to the previous bill.”
According to authorities more than 30 people were arrested in Durban and surrounds during June for fishing in protected areas.
Residents say dumping has once again escalated in the area.
Residents have five working days to submit the appeal which costs R16 000.