Mangaweka bridge nears completion. Opening planned for 20 May.

April 22, 2022

Despite material disruptions due to Covid-19 supply chain pressures, the new Mangaweka bridge will be operational two months earlier than expected.

The following tasks are due to be completed before the bridge can officially open:

  • Construction of the approach on the Manawatu side
  • Pouring of the concrete base for a pou.

An opening ceremony has been planned for 20 May pending the timely completion of the tasks above.

The following tasks will be completed after the opening ceremony and will not affect bridge users:

  • Completion of the Awastone entrance
  • Landscaping and planting
  • Installation of a pou to commemorate the significance of the project
  • Guardrailing.

Learn more about the project here.