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Halls Bridge, Tolaga Bay closed for a week

12 Aug 2013

Halls Bridge, Tolaga Bay closed for a week

Halls Bridge in Paroa Road, Tolaga Bay will be closed for a week while urgent repairs are made to the structure of the bridge. The bridge will be closed from Wednesday 14 August and should reopen on Wednesday 21 August depending on the weather.

The bridge was damaged in the 2007 earthquake. A detailed inspection of the bridge’s structure last year showed that girders had been pushed back against the abutment and twisted some of the bearings. Repairs now will prolong the life of the bridge.

The cost of repairs is $30,000. A detour is available via State Highway 35.

The original Halls Bridge was destroyed in Cyclone Bola and replaced in 1989.

Council thanks road users for their patience and apologises for any inconvenience.