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Plans afoot for bridge walk

31 July 2000


Plans afoot for bridge walk

All going according to plan, it should be possible to walk over the Auckland Harbour Bridge by 2001.

Transit New Zealand is preparing a brief for management of a bridge walk – similar to the operation in Sydney. The document should be available in early September, when expressions of interest will be called for.

Transit National Commercial Manager Daniel Thompson says that a bridge walk would be a real tourist asset for Auckland, and that several groups keen to be involved had already expressed interest.

“We know from last summer’s activities what a focal point the Auckland Harbour can be, and a Harbour Bridge Walk provides the opportunity to really show off the area.”

Mr Thompson says the forthcoming BMW marathon – which will be run over the northbound clip-on lanes - will be a good test for foot traffic on the bridge, although the bridge walk would not take the same route and would not interfere with vehicle passage at all.

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For further information, please contact:
Daniel Thompson
National Commercial Manager
Transit New Zealand
tel 09 357 1744
mob 025 926 900

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