The Waiarohia Stream cycle/footbridge has reached the half-way mark and operations are about to move to the Hihiaua Peninsula side of the stream.
25/03/2014 12:11 p.m.
Work on the temporary jetty used to build the bridge from the Hihiaua side will begin next week.
Yellow buoys have been installed to mark the channel temporarily and both the temporary jetty and permanent bridges will be lit. Skippers are asked to use caution when navigating the Waiarohia Stream for the next three months as there will be structures on both sides of the channel.
A compound has been fenced off on the end of Hihiaua peninsula, and people are asked to avoid this area while the project is under way.
Project Manager Mark Seakins said it was great to see the bridge taking shape, the walkway nearing completion, and a visual connections between all these things.
“We have the sail-like white canopy and the rib like wind-break on the Canopy bridge at one end of the loop walkway, and the two dramatic hooks of Te Matau a Pohe at the other end. This bridge in the middle ties those visual elements together, as well as tying together the entire walkway.”
He encouraged people to send in their ideas for the name of the bridge and the loop walkway.
To suggest a name for the looped walkway and bridge over the Waiarohia stream, click on the following link.