Witheford Reserve bridge closure
22 February 2012
Auckland Council has closed
a bridge in Witheford Reserve, Glenfield, for safety
Fencing has been installed around the
bridge, and signage is being made to show alternative routes
The bridge is popular amongst
residents and a link from Bayview to local schools, and
required repairs will be given a high priority.
Currently, it is unknown how long the bridge will need
to be closed for.
Staff are investigating the
extent of required repairs along with options to enable re-
opening the bridge.
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