URETARA SUSPENSION BRIDGE OPEN

​Katikati’s newest stream crossing was opened on Friday, 14 July.

Cyclists and walkers can now cross the Uretara Stream via the new 45m long single-span suspension bridge, which follows where the old railway line used to go, connecting to the footpath along the stop-bank on Uretara Drive.

The new bridge complements the growing network of cycle trails around Katikati, providing a ‘loop’ around the stream, and giving residents of Highfields Drive pedestrian access to the southern end of town.​

Council’s Reserves and Facilities Project and Assets Manager, Scott Parker, is thrilled with the final look of the bridge.

“After 12 months of consents, designs, site preparation, construction and path surfacing, we are pleased to have the bridge completed and looking fantastic,” says Scott. “The carved Totara timber panels which adorn the handrails also give a nice finishing touch.”

“It’s been great to see the community already making use of the bridge. We’ve seen numerous cycle groups and recreational riders out enjoying the new trail and we hope this will continue into the future.”

The bridge was designed and constructed by Abseil Access Limited.

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