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New Lincoln Bridge – get on it

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The new timber bridge in the Lincoln Esplanade Reserve has been completed.


Council’s land development project manager Phil Millar says the new bridge – which crosses the Liffey Stream between Esplanade Reserve land south of Moffat Drive and Ryelands Drive – is a wonderful addition to Lincoln’s network of walkways.

“Get your walking shoes on and go for a walk over Lincoln’s new bridge and along the Esplanade Reserve. The views from the bridge of the Liffey are breathtaking,” Mr Millar says.

Lincoln Community Committee member Lindsay Wilson says the committee is delighted to have the bridge installed and open to the public.

“The committee has been hugely supportive of the construction of the bridge and the improved access to the Liffey,” Mr Wilson says.

“We encourage the public to see and walk across it as we are very pleased with the quality of the final outcome.”

The bridge is one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the Selwyn district, having a 20 metre central span (the distance between two intermediate supports for a structure) and 32m length in total.

The bridge is an important part of increasing the connectivity of pathways and links within the Esplanade Reserve. Lincoln Primary students can now cross the bridge from Ryelands Drive, which then connects to the shared cycleway and footpath running parallel with Moffat Drive and adjacent to the Lincoln Primary School Satellite Campus site.

The new thoroughfare has disabled accessibility from Moffat Drive down to and across the Liffey Stream.


The facts:

· The Lincoln bridge was stage two of a three stage project which began in 2016. The stages include: 1) A shared walkway and cycleway south of Moffat Drive adjacent to the Satellite School (completed), 2) the timber pedestrian Bridge (pictured), and 3) access to an area currently landlocked further south in the Lincoln Esplanade (future project).
· Hunter Civil project management and construction built the timber bridge offsite.
· Three sections of the 32m bridge were craned onto four central piles. · It’s one of Selwyn district’s largest footbridges at 32m in total length.

Last Changed: 28 Mar 2018

 

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