BAILEY BRIDGE TO ARRIVE TUESDAY 20TH MAY 2014

Where the old Mataniko bridge used to be and where the new bailey bridge will be built. Photo credit: SIBC.

Where the old Mataniko bridge used to be and where the new bailey bridge will be built. Photo credit: SIBC.

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development is now confirming the arrival of the Bailey Bridge on Tuesday 20th May 2014.

The Bailey Bridge donated by the New Zealand Government is to replace the old Mataniko Bridge which was washed away during the recent floods.

Director of TSCP, CPIU, Harry Rini says,all stakeholders are working to ensure it comes in smoothly and gets to the construction site quickly.

He says, Ports Authority and Customs have given priority to this shipment for landing and MID thank them for their quick action and cooperation.

Downer New Zealand Limited the company contracted to build and install the bridge is in the country with Engineers and 3 local staff.

Mr Rini says, the public must also be aware that the site around the bridge on both sides of the river is now closed off to public and asks for everyone’s corporation.

He says it is for the safety of the public that no one moves around in the vicinity when construction is underway.

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