The Kotuitui Whitinga pedestrian and cycle bridge which spans the western half of the Waiarohia stream from Port Road, completes the Hatea Loop walkway between the Town Basin, Port Road and Riverside Drive.
The bridge was completed in August 2014.
The bridge has a central rotating section that allows it to be opened for boats using the Waiarohia Stream.
Opening the bridge
While many boats will be able to pass under the bridge without requiring the bridge to be opened, skippers of boats over 2.5m in height will need to phone or radio a request to have the bridge opened. There is no charge for this service.
Kotuitui Whitinga is opened on a scheduled basis at 11:30am each day. Skippers are encouraged to make use of this time if tide conditions are suitable.
Boats waiting for the bridge to be opened can tie up to mooring piles on either side of the bridge.
Boats under 2.5m in height will not need the bridge to be opened.
The bridge will not be opened in gale force wind conditions.
Preference given to incoming or outgoing vessels varies daily and will be indicated by bridge control.