Bridge connects communities


The suspension bridge across the Mangaharakeke stream, connecting Tamahere’s Woodcock Rd and Matangi’s Fuchsia Lane has been completed.

The impressive Allan Turner Walkway Bridge
The impressive Allan Turner Walkway Bridge

The bridge is part of the $535,000, 200m, Allan Turner Walkway, named for a Waikato District Council staff member who championed community open spaces and walkways and who died in 2012.

The public walkway will be suitable for walkers and cyclists.

The bridge surrounds are to be landscaped and planted and the Waikato District Council (WDC) sought feedback from the Tamahere Community Committee at its August meeting on suitable plants for the area.

Update: WDC advises that the bridge and its approaches are still working construction sites and asks people to observe the signage and barriers and not enter the site or use the bridge.

The walkway will be officially opened once planting work has been completed, which is expected to be in early October.

The impressive structure was built by Walkway Solutions Limited.

One thought on “Bridge connects communities

  • August 19, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    This is a great thing for the people of Matangi and Tamahere. What would be great now would be some Bridle paths for the many number of horse riders in the area, so that they are able to get off the very busy roads and ride in safety. Perhaps the existing railway line could be utilised for this purpose.


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