Esplanade stairwell takes flight

Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.

Another section of stairwell is removed from the Esplanade sea wall at St Clair yesterday by Fulton Hogan contractors working for the Dunedin City Council.

The move was part of work to remove damaged sections of the wall, including stairs and an access ramp leading to the beach, following ongoing damage to the structure, council roading maintenance engineer Peter Standring said.

The stairs and ramp had been closed for two years, and a bottom section of ramp removed, but contractors moved in again after last month's big swells caused further damage.

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