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Paremuka Bridge nears completion

31 March 2005
Media release

Paremuka Bridge nears completion

A new bridge connecting traffic from Sturges Rd through to Munroe and Metcalf Roads is expected to relieve peak-hour congestion between Sturges Rd and Swanson.

The two span 60m long reinforced bridge is expected to be finished around October.

Last week, the last set of five beams, each weighing 48 tonnes, was transported from the casting yard at Airdale Rd Ranui, through Summerland Drive, to be lifted into place by two of the largest mobile cranes in New Zealand.

“This bridge forms the basis for an arterial route, giving much more direct access to the Lincoln Rd on-ramp,” says Chair of the City Development Committee Councillor Penny Hulse.

“It is going to make an enormous difference to the lives of people living in Sturges Rd, and the Summerland and Palomino areas,” says Councillor Hulse.


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