Landmark Te Rewa Rewa bridge set for a spruce-up

Te Rewa Rewa Bridge will be cleaned in May.
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Te Rewa Rewa Bridge will be cleaned in May.

New Plymouth's award-winning landmark Te Rewa Rewa bridge is in for a spruce up.

While some paintwork was beginning topeel, and spots of rust were appearing in other places, New Plymouth District Council manager marks and open spaces, Stuart Robertson, said the eight-year-old structure was due for a clean.

"The maintenance programme involves a wash-down every six months and touching up with paint as required. It hasn't needed a full repaint or any repairs since it opened in 2009," he said.

"The next clean is due on May 2 and we're already assessing the painting requirements. We'll also check to see if any additional maintenance is needed."

Robertson said the council has a regular maintenance programme for the bridge, which crosses the Waiwhakaiho River between Bell Block and New Plymouth, as it was a key part of the Coastal Walkway and in a tough coastal environment.

 

 

 - Stuff

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