Bridges

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We manage 518 bridges in the Tasman District and each year some are earmarked for replacement.

There are a number of historical suspension bridges with the oldest being the 91.4 metre Pokororo foot bridge at Ngatimoti, built in 1894. Others include the Salisbury footbridge over the Aorere River in Golden Bay, built in 1902 and washed away in 2010, and the Baton River footbridge which was built in 1906.

The image on the right is a picture of the James Road bridge in Bainham under contruction in 2012.

Weight Limits and Speed Limits

Limits for various bridges are updated from time to time.

Bridge Description

 

Weight Limits
Max Weight on any one Axle kgGross Weight (Max Sum of Axle Weight) kgMaximum Speed Limit (km/h)

Sherry River Road

Granity Creek or Papa Bridge

N/A

N/A

10 km/hr

Tadmor - Glenhope Road

McConochies Bridge

N/A

N/A

10 km/hr

Rainy River Road

Swampy or Station or Gully Bridge

5,000 kg

19,000 kg

30 km/hr

Irvine Road

Wairoa River Bridge

5,000 kg

19,000 kg

30 km/hr

Aorere Valley Road

Walsh Stream Bridge

7,000 kg

8,000 kg

10 km/h

Collingwood- Puponga Road

Aorere Valley Bridge

N/A

N/A

30 km/hr

Packards Road

Packards Road Bridge

3,700 kg

N/A

N/A

Carter Road

Carter Bridge

7,600 kg

25,600 kg

10 km/hr

Riwaka Valley Left Bank Road

 

Riwaka Left Bank

 

8,000 kg

 

N/A

 

N/A

Spring Creek Road

Spring Creek Bridge

5,000 kg

20,500 kg

10 km/hr

Kaka Limeworks Road

Jelineks Bridge

5,000 kg

15,200 kg

30 km/h

Owen Valley East Road

Brewery Creek Bridge

N/A

22,800 kg

30 km/h

Glengary Road

Glengary Bridge

N/A

25,200 kg

30 km/hr

Nuggety Creek Road

Buller River Bridge

5,000 kg

25,200 kg

10 km/hr

Peninsula Road

Peninsula Bridge

2,300 kg

3,500 kg

20 km/hr

Creighton Road

Ruskells Bridge

2,000 kg

8,500 kg

10km/hr

Lamb Valley Road

Hope Valley Bridge

N/A

27,000kg

30km/hr

Andrews Road

Andrews Road Bridge

6,400kg

37,700kg

10 km/hr

Dovedale Road

Eden Valley Stream Bridge

N/A

27,500kg

N/A

Baigent Road

Baigents Bridge

5,200 kg

7,700 kg

10 km/h

Polglaze Road

Polglaze Road Bridge

5,500 kg

11,500 kg

10 km/hr

Waitui Road

Rocky Creek Bridge

5,000 kg

N/A

10 km/hr

Parapara Valley Road

Parapara Valley Stream Bridge

N/A

20,500 kg

N/A

Cobb Valley Road

Sams Creek Bridge

N/A

N/A

10 km/hr

Baigent Reserve - Wakefield

88 Valley Bridge – Ex. SH6

N/A

25,000kg

30km/hr

More information

Council's bridges are managed by the Engineering Services Department, Phone: 03 543 8400.