The bridge will be over 200m long, and will have cost around $6 million when finished in early 2013. By then, it will create a sorely missed link between local communities severed by the motorway.
Locals be able to visit friends or walk and cycle to schools in the neighbouring suburbs in much greater safety and comfort than possible before. Long detours along busy roads and across motorway interchanges to reach the nearby shopping centre, or to connect to the Northwestern Cycleway further south, will be history.
CAA was invited to today’s kick-off ceremony, but sadly, we couldn’t make it. We’re talking to Auckland Transport and NZTA to encourage them to make next year’s opening ceremony into a weekend event, so locals and cyclists can have a real celebration!