Cambridge wastewater pipe bridge


In January 2018 we're​ starting work to upgrade the Cambridge wastewater pipe and pipe bridge. The project is essential to cater for growth and future-proof our infrastructure.

What's involved?

Wastewater from residential properties north of the Waikato River is piped across the river to our treatment plant on the Leamington side of town. The pipe is running at full capacity and is not big enough to cater for present and projected future growth in Cambridge. The pipe bridge, located by the Gaslight Theatre, is also due for replacement.

We will be replacing the current pipe and pipe bridge. The bridge also needs to be strengthened to bring the whole structure up to modern standards, including earthquake resistant.

Te Awa River Ride diversion

While work is underway there is a diversion in place for the Te Awa River Ride near the Gaslight Theatre.

The red line below shows the part of the River Ride that will be closed from 7 February - October 2018. The blue lines show the alternate routes that re-join you with the Te Awa River Ride.
We understand the Hall Street and Vogel Street route has steep inclines, we apologise for the inconvenience but this is the safest detour route.

 Both detours are clearly signposted. 


​Work will be done from Monday to Friday, 7am-sunset and on some Saturdays from 8am-4pm.  No work will be undertaken on Sundays.

The project is expected to be finished by October 2018.


The project has a tendered cost of $7.7million and is being completed by Fulton Hogan.


Page reviewed: 30 Jan 2018 11:06am