There are two existing road bridges across the Waikato River in Cambridge, the Victoria Street (high level)
and Shakespeare Street (low level) bridges. Approximately 28,000 vehicle movements are made across
these two bridges every day.
Frequently asked questions
1. Why did Council commission a report on a potential third bridge?
2. Who did the report?
4. Have any further studies been commissioned?
5. When will that investigation be available?
6. Has Council set aside land for a third bridge?
7. What's in the Council’s 30-year infrastructure strategy?
8. Will the public get a chance to have their say?
9. How old is the high-level bridge on Victoria St?
10. Is it still safe to use?
11. Can the high-level bridge be made wider?
12. How will Council encourage more use of the Shakespeare St bridge?
13. What's the cost to build a third bridge?
14. Would a third bridge qualify for a government subsidy?
15. How would a third bridge be paid for?
16. Would the third bridge include a cycle path/walkway?
17. When will a decision be made?
18. Can Council do more to stop trucks going over the high-level bridge?
19. Are there plans to close the Victoria Street bridge for maintenance?
20. Are there plans to close the Shakespeare St bridge for maintenance?
21. How does Cambridge compare to other towns with bridges?