Contractors build float to move Whanganui bridge over two days

So many people want to see Whanganui’s newest bridge installed that the Whanganui District Council has to work on a detailed crowd plan, says project manager Rick Grobecker.

The 130m-long pedestrian and cycle bridge is part of the Mountains to Sea/Nga Ara Tuhono cycleway, moving cyclists to the Whanganui River’s west bank for the final few kilometres to journey’s end at North Mole.

The bridge is built, but cannot be moved into place between Papaiti Rd and State Highway 4 south of Upokongaro until its abutments are ready and arrangements have been made.

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