The Napier Mail - - OUT & ABOUT -

An im­por­tant link for Hawke’s Bay’s cy­cle paths opened this month. The clip-on cycleway on the Ch­ester­hope Bridge along Pakowhai Road opened on Fe­bru­ary 2.

The project re­quired ex­tra plan­ning as a light­weight so­lu­tion was needed due to the bridge’s length and age.

Light­weight plas­tic fi­bre from Aus­tralia was used for the path, which sits on a steel frame at­tached to the bridge.

The ma­te­rial has a life ex­pectance of 50 years and cost $2.2 mil­lion, with NZTA fund­ing 61 per cent of that.

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