Wainuiomata hill bridge brings a safe connection one step closer

The bridge at the top of Wainui hill is up!  Watch this rather glorious time lapse video to see it swing into place.

The bridge, named Pukeatu (Summit of the Gods), was swung into place over the hill road overnight on 29 September. The bridge will be opened for walking and cycling some time in October.

As Hutt City Council say:

The construction of the bridge is phase one in the Wainuiomata cycleway project, which received $1.5m from the Government’s $100 million urban cycleway fund. The project will provide a shared cycling and pedestrian path connecting Wainuiomata with the wider Hutt Valley.

The bridge will provide safe access to walking and mountain biking trails, and remedy the long lack of a safe connection between Wainuiomata and the Hutt Valley for people travelling on foot or by bike.