26 Jun 2022

Temporary road built as bridge contruction continues at Beaumont

1:16 pm on 26 June 2022

Those crossing the Clutha River at Beaumont may have to make use of a temporary road from next week, as construction of a new bridge across the river continues.

Clutha river near where the crash happened.

File photo. Photo: Google Maps

A 600 metre temporary road is being built so new bridge approaches on State Highway 8 can be formed.

The single-lane, sealed road will be controlled by traffic signals 24 hours a day - and may be in place for a year or more.

Waka Kotahi says the temporary road is needed as State Highway 8 is being realigned to meet the the new bridge.

The old single-lane Beaumont Bridge was built in 1887 and road users in the area have been calling for a new bridge for years.

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