Truck drivers using unsafe bridge

Last updated 16:29 16/02/2014

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Truck drivers are skirting Scirt’s rules and attempting to cross a South Brighton bridge despite it being jacked up and on temporary piles.

The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (Scirt) said drivers of heavy vehicles risked a ‘‘substantial’’ fine for using the Bridge St bridge.

‘‘They are also endangering people’s lives. There are two signs and an electronic sign reminding drivers of the weight limits, but some drivers are ignoring these,’’ it said.

The bridge is on the main route to South New Brighton and Southshore, and was closed after the earthquakes.

It is now open to two-way traffic, while still undergoing a high-tech repair job - apart from heavy trucks.

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