Checking the bridge for 'clip-on'

CHECKING THE FOUNDATIONS: LDE engineering geologist Jonathan Mukhtar at work investigating the foundations of the Gladstone Road Bridge yesterday. Picture by Liam Clayton

PRELIMINARY work has started on a new concrete pathway on the downstream side of the Gladstone Road Bridge.

At the end of November, Gisborne District Council’s assets and infrastructure committee approved the proposed clip-on bridge as part of the Urban Cycleway Project.

The full cost of the $1.5 million project will be met by the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Gisborne company LDE Land Development and Exploration Ltd has this week been drilling on each side of the bridge.

Tairawhiti Roads general manager Dave Hadfield said drilling was part of preliminary geotechnical investigations on the foundations of bridge.

“Details will help inform the detailed design for the proposed clip-on bridge (shared path) as part of the Urban Cycleway Project.”

Work was set to be finished today at a cost of $25,000.

Construction is expected to start by the end of April and the new pathway should be completed and open to the public by the end of December.


PRELIMINARY work has started on a new concrete pathway on the downstream side of the Gladstone Road Bridge.

At the end of November, Gisborne District Council’s assets and infrastructure committee approved the proposed clip-on bridge as part of the Urban Cycleway Project.

The full cost of the $1.5 million project will be met by the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Gisborne company LDE Land Development and Exploration Ltd has this week been drilling on each side of the bridge.

Tairawhiti Roads general manager Dave Hadfield said drilling was part of preliminary geotechnical investigations on the foundations of bridge.

“Details will help inform the detailed design for the proposed clip-on bridge (shared path) as part of the Urban Cycleway Project.”

Work was set to be finished today at a cost of $25,000.

Construction is expected to start by the end of April and the new pathway should be completed and open to the public by the end of December.


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