Historic bridge reopens

An almost $500,000 restoration project on the historic Elizabeth Street pedestrian bridge, in Warkworth, has finished.

The work was undertaken after Auckland Transport identified “moderate” signs of concrete degradation, including loose concrete coming off areas of the bridge beams.

The majority of the repair work took place underneath the bridge and repairs included the concrete handrails. The installation of new drains will allow water runoff from the bridge deck area to flow into the stream below, without staining the concrete bridge beams.

he bridge is estimated to be just over 104 years old and is recognised by Auckland Council as having intrinsic “historic heritage values”. Photo, Ian Anderson.