Auckland Transport supported an iwi blessing for the new Matakana Pedestrian & Cycle Bridge on Friday, 6th May 2016
AT will be responsible for the construction, maintenance and operation of a new Pedestrian & Cycle Bridge running parallel to the existing bridge on Leigh Road. The new bridge will be a key feature of the Matakana Coast Trail and the start of the Big Omaha Trail from Matakana
The new bridge provides safe and convenient access to the popular Matakana Village area and is a joint public-private initiative funded and supported by the Matakana Coast Trail Trust, the Rodney Local Board and Auckland Transport.
The bridge will also be used as part of the Big Omaha Trail.
Construction work will commence in May and the bridge is expected to be complete by late August.
The blessing ceremony was conducted by Ngati Manuhiri who have Mana Whenua over the project area.