24 August 2011
Cambridge’s Victoria Bridge has been closed to all traffic following the identification of a slip that may have compromised the bridge supports.
Waipa District Council Roading Corridor Manager Dawn Inglis said contractors working on stabilising an earlier slip had identified another which meant the bridge now required a further geotech investigation to confirm the bank stability.
“Because we recognise this could be a serious safety issue it is the appropriate the bridge is closed until further notice to allow further investigation to take place,” she said.
During this time the only access from Leamington to the Cambridge township will be by using the low-level bridge that links Shakespeare Street to State Highway 1.
An update on the situation will be issued at 10am tomorrow.
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