12 Jun 2014

Whangarei bridge up for award

4:33 pm on 12 June 2014

The new Whangarei harbour bridge is up for another award.

Whangarei's award-winning bascule bridge.

Whangarei's award-winning bascule bridge. Photo: Patrick Reynolds

The bascule bridge was opened last year, and won an international architectural award in Britain and has now been selected as a finalist in Local Government New Zealand's Excellence Awards.

The $32 million bridge has a 25m-long lifting section, designed in the style of a Maori fish hook, to let boats pass to and from Whangarei's Town Basin marina.

The award winners will be announced next month.