REMINDER: Moana Anu Anu Bridge strengthening work – closures coming up


2 June:

REMINDER: The next one day closure of the Moana Anu Anu bridge is Friday 9 June.

More information in the bulletin below. 

3 May 2023 8:38 am

The Moana Anu Anu Bridge (also known as the Wentworth River Bridge) on the outskirts of Whangamatā will be closed to all traffic during one-day closures in May and June.

The bridge, which is located near the intersection of Tairua and Port roads, will be closed to all traffic from 7am to 5pm on Wednesday 17 May and Friday 9 June for essential maintenance work.

This follows a recent inspection which determined that the southern timber piles of the bridge are deteriorating and strengthening measures are now required. Work will involve installing two new steel piles, one at each side of the bridge, and a new steel beam supporting the ends of the main bridge beams.

Motorists travelling between Waihi and Tairua on State Highway 25 (SH25) will be detoured through Whangamatā during this time. The bridge will also be closed to cyclists and pedestrians throughout this work.

We appreciate that any road closure is disruptive, but this is essential work to keep the bridge open to traffic and avoid more significant disruption if this work is not undertaken. We will do our best to minimise disruption to the community and road users while we safely carry out this work.

While every effort will be made to keep the closure within the advised timeframe, unforeseen issues such as bad weather could affect these dates.

In the meantime, the bridge remains safe and structurally sound. It is regularly inspected and receives maintenance as required.

For up-to-date information on road works, traffic, detours and delays, drivers are encouraged to visit the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner website.

Journey Planner(external link)

Waka Kotahi thanks motorists and residents for their ongoing patience while we complete this important work.

Sketch map of the bridge location

Location of the Moana Anu Anu Bridge.