Jet-boaters will still be able to launch their boats into the
Waitaki River at Kurow while new twin bridges are being built
to replace the existing 132-year-old wooden structures.
The $18.5 million two-lane bridges will be built downstream
of the existing SH82 bridges, which is where the jet-boat
launch ramp is.
The New Zealand Transport Agency said the bridge's
contractor, McConnell Dowell Constructors Ltd, was required
to maintain temporary jet-boat ramp access throughout the
construction, which starts next month.
The contractor would liaise with the community, including
ramp users such as the Waitaki Jet Boat Association, to
A permanent ramp would be installed before completion of the
bridges late next year, at a position to be agreed, as a part
of the works.