An exciting aspect of this project is the installation of an historic repurposed railway bridge.
Railway trusses from Taumarunui, constructed in around 1903, will be used as a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists.
The railway trusses once spanned the Ongarue River, and were part of the North Island Main Trunk Line.
The trusses are rare examples of a Howe Truss design and are of notable historic significance.
We are pleased to be able to give new life to this unique piece of New Zealand railway history as a landmark new shared path bridge.