From October 4, Rissington Bridge is to be closed at times during the day for about six weeks while strength and heightening work is undertaken.
The bridge currently has a weight restriction of 44 tonnes, and once strengthened, will be capable of carrying vehicles weighing up to 62 tonnes.
Its current height restriction of 4.28m is too low for many trucks, so this will be increased to 4.9m.
To carry out the work, the bridge will be closed from October 4 to 15 from 8.30am to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday. It will be open outside of those hours and at weekends.
From October 18 to November 13 it will be closed on weekdays from 9.15am to 2.45pm.
This project is part of council’s overall bridge strengthening programme that was consulted on as part of the Long Term Plan 2018-2028. More info at www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/hastings/projects/rissington-bridge-strengthening/
1 October 2021
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