Bridge inspections taking place in Ōpōtiki District next week


Contractors will be undertaking routine inspections at a number of bridges on both State Highway 2 and State Highway 35 near Ōpōtiki next week.

The full schedule of inspections across eight bridges is listed below. 

Due to the Raukokore River Bridge being a one-lane bridge,  it will be closed to through traffic between 9am and 4pm this coming Monday 14 February, while the inspection takes place, to ensure the safety of both the inspection crew and road users.  Vehicles will be allowed across the bridge every half hour, beginning from 9.30am, during the inspection.  Road users are asked to plan ahead and expect delays.

All other bridges are wide enough to allow a single lane of traffic past the bridge inspection unit, with Stop/Go traffic management and a temporary speed limit of 30km/h in place.

State highway/bridge name

Date of inspection

Traffic management

SH35 Raukokore River Bridge

Monday 14 February

Bridge closed 9am-4pm
Openings for traffic every half hour from 9.30am

SH35 Mangatoetoe Bridge

Tuesday 15 February



Stop/Go with 30km/h temporary speed limit for all sites from Tuesday - Friday

SH35 Waikawa Bridge

Tuesday 15 February

SH2 Aro Aro Bridge

Wednesday 16 February

SH2 Omoko Bridge

Wednesday 16 February

SH2 Grahams Bridge

Thursday 17 February

SH35 Tōrere Tributary Stream Bridge

Thursday 17 February

SH2 Owhitiroa Stream Bridge

Friday 18 February

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency thanks motorists for their patience while we undertake this important work to monitor the state highway network.

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