Ferrymead Bridge Update
July 17 Update - The completion of the on-site geotechnical work and a better understanding of the variable nature of the ground and rock in the riverbed at the Ferrymead Bridge site has meant designing the new bridge to achieve the new Building Standard is more complex than first expected. Read more....
17 July Update
We are continuing to work through the issues to finalise the design for the new bridge and now expect this work will be completed mid-September. We are confident of getting a suitable design finalised by this time which will enable us to begin negotiating the construction contract and work programme.
In the meantime, we are proceeding with transferring services from the existing bridge to the temporary structures and completing the approaches to these. Traffic will be diverted onto the temporary structures as soon as work can start demolishing the existing bridge. This is now expected to be in about five months.
Work on the temporary structures, as you will be aware, was planned to be completed last month. However, this work was delayed while we finalised the design for the bridge.
Jane Parfitt, General Manager, City Environment Group, Christchurch City Council
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