Out with the old in with the new

Last updated 11:38 20/08/2008
MARK COOTE/Wellington City Council
YOU SHALL NOT PASS: Contractors are removing the 80-year-old Rangoon St bridge in the Wellington suburb of Khandallah to make way for a modern two-lane model.

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Contractors are removing the 80-year-old Rangoon Street bridge in Khandallah to make way for a modern two-lane model.

The 25-metre long, eight-metre high bridge across the Johnsonville rail line carries 1200 vehicles a day, but can only support limited weight. A new bridge will cost $1.7 million and is due for completion in early 2009.

Wellington City Council spokesperson Richard MacLean says timber from the demolished bridge, most probably Australian hardwood, would be put into storage until it was decided on a use for it.

Some might end up as seating in the redesigned Cog Park in Evans Bay. Some of it is rotten but most is in good condition, he says.

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