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Kuripapango Bridge Strengthening

April Update

April 29, 2021

UPDATE 29 April 2021

Two months into our Kuripapango Bridge project, and works are likely to be finished slightly ahead of schedule.

Contractors have made huge progress, having installed all of the deck panels on the Rangitīkei district side of the bridge. They are now working on the steel strengthening on the Rangitīkei district side, as well as guard railing works.

For full bridge closure and opening times, please head to www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/kuripapango


UPDATE 22 April 2021

There is six weeks before the Kuripapango Bridge project completion date and work is on track to be finished according to the schedule.

Contractors finished strengthening the Napier side of the bridge last Thursday, and are due to start building the guard railing on the Napier side this week. They also started putting scaffolding in place on the Rangitīkei side last Friday, and once that's in place, they will start replacing the deck on the Rangitīkei side of the bridge.

The bridge will be open to cars and vehicles under 22 tonnes for the upcoming public holiday on Monday 26 April (Anzac day). For full bridge closure and opening times, please head to www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/kuripapango


UPDATE 14 April 2021

Kuripapango Bridge strengthening programme is into it's first month and work is still on target. Contractors are finishing up work on the Napier side of the bridge, and have started to remove scaffolding from this half of the bridge. For the next phase, contractors will install the scaffolding on the RangitĪkei side of the bridge. Once that's complete, they will start strengthening the steel on that side. There will be minimal amount of work happening on site on Monday and Tuesday as we are preparing for the next stage.

Please remember the bridge will be open to cars and vehicles under 22 tonnes during all public holidays including Monday 26 April (Anzac day).

For full bridge closure and opening times, please see www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/kuripapango


What to do in an emergency

If there is an emergency situation during the closure period, please call John or Kelly on
027 244 6246 or 06 879 6246.
They will radio the site and prep the site access in advance for the emergency vehicles to get through.

Kuripapango Bridge

Kuripapango Bridge 1

Kuripapango Bridge 2

Kuripapango Bridge 3