Old St Lukes Rd bridge is coming down
The old St Lukes Rd bridge over the northwestern motorway will soon be removed.
Traffic was switched to a new $8 million bridge over Easter weekend. An additional $10m has been spent on upgrades to St Lukes and Great North roads around the bridge.
The old bridge will be deconstructed and moved offsite over the next couple of weeks. .
NZ Transport Agency State highway manager for Auckland and Northland Brett Gliddon says the method for deconstructing the bridge has been developed to minimise the impact to road users and neighbouring residents while ensuring that the integrity of the structure is maintained.
The work will take place during night closures, which will be uplifted by 5am each morning.
A new, higher bridge will be built in its place to ensure height safety clearance for the additional motorway lanes being constructed underneath.
The St Lukes Road Upgrade project is jointly funded by the NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport.