Old Waimakariri Bridge remains closed
25 September 2008
The Old Waimakariri Bridge remains closed this morning.
The bridge was closed yesterday afternoon due to concerns that debris build ups against the bridge piers could cause damage to the structure. Heavy rain in the headwater catchment had led to very high river flows.
Peter McDonald, the Christchurch City Council’s Pavement Maintenance Team Leader, says water levels in the river have dropped, but he says checks will be made to ensure there is no damage to the bridge before it is reopened.
Mr McDonald says it is hoped that the bridge will be reopened this afternoon.
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