Old St Lukes Rd bridge is com­ing down

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.

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