Bridge draws mariners' approval

Last Updated : 02 Dec 2015
Bridge draws mariners' approval
An artist's impression of the new drawbridge.

A new state-of-the-art drawbridge next to the Milford Marina is nearing completion and is expected to be open for use by Christmas.

The bridge provides local residents with direct access to Milford Reserve from Beach Road, and provides a critical sustainable transport connection for walkers and cyclists between Castor Bay and Milford.

It cost about $3 million to design, consent and build.

Win-win for Devonport-Takapuna

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chair Joseph Bergin says it’s a win-win project for the area.

“Its construction has been eagerly awaited by those who have campaigned for a long time for a new bridge to be built after the old one was removed in the 1970s,” he says.

“The design enables mariners to continue using the marina as they have, whilst providing an important link in our steadily growing sustainable transport network.”

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