Te Rewa Rewa Bridge repaint

The 70m bridge is having all of its surfaces stripped back and repainted. The new paint is better able to withstand abrasion from wind-driven sand and salt spray. Status: Completed.

Bridge status: Open.

Te Rewa Rewa Bridge opened in June 2010. Damage caused by wind-blown sand meant it was in need of repainting. Starting in September 2021, the bridge was shrink-wrapped (in sections) and had scaffolding in place, with the job lasting for 55 weeks.

There was traffic control to manage pedestrians and cyclists during work hours Monday to Friday; outside those hours, bridge access was not controlled except by signs telling cyclists to walk their bike through.

The project cost $1.3m. Waka Kotahi funded 51% with the rest coming from NPDC.