Inspecting Wairoa’s bridges is a priority.
As at Wednesday February 22, 75 of bridges of the district’s 178 bridges had been inspected.
Of those 75 inspected bridges:
Te Reinga Bridge (Ruakituri Road) and Te Puna Bridge (Mangapoike Road) both have missing or broken piers and are closed.
Glenbrook Bridge (Glenbrook Road) in the Waikare area has been washed away, the road is closed.
There is major damage to the Opoiti Bridge approach (Tiniroto Road) and a temporary Bailey bridge has been installed.
There is a major scour at a Tukemokihi Bridge (Mangapoike Road) pier with the bridge under a speed and light vehicles only restrictions.
The Kakariki Stream large culvert is missing. This is on the Kakariki Farm Road.
A blocked culvert at Willowflat Road approximately the 11km mark, and has caused a huge scour through road.
There is also a lot of damage to bridge guard rails and other scour issues which are being monitored.
Inspections will continue to be carried out. If any members of the public have a concern about a particular bridge please contact the Wairoa District Council either via the website or please phone 06 838 7309.
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24 February 2023
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