3 Aug 2008

Auckland Harbour Bridge being strengthened

8:46 am on 3 August 2008

Work to strengthen the Auckland Harbour Bridge was due to start on Sunday.

The New Zealand Transport Agency, which has replaced Land Transport and Transit, says work on the clip-on lanes on either side of the bridge, will take 2½ years.

About 760 tonnes of steel will be welded and bolted onto the box girders.

The northbound lanes are being strengthened first, with closures of the clip-on lanes and Curran Street on-ramp at night, and restrictions on heavy vehicles.