Ngāpipi Bridge Widening Ngāpipi Bridge Widening

We are constructing a standalone footbridge on Ngāpipi Bridge (on Tamaki Drive) to provide a new footpath while converting the existing footpath into a cycleway.

Project status: Construction
Project zone: Central

An artist's impression of Ngapipi Bridge after widening works. Two people can be seen standing by a pedestrian lane at the edge of the bridge. A woman can be seen pushing a pram along the pedestrian lane. There is a low wall between the pedestrian lane and a bi-directional cycleway. Two cyclists can be seen crossing the cycleway on the bridge. The lanes for cars can be seen to the right of the cycleway.

Image: Artist's impression of the widened Ngāpipi Bridge. Please note: Ngā mahi toi (cultural artwork) is an example only.

Project overview

Better walking and cycling facilities on Ngāpipi Bridge are a key part of the wider programme of improvements in the Ōrākei area, including the works on Tamaki Drive and Kepa Road.

Ngāpipi Bridge currently represents a pinch point, with the 3m wide footpaths shared by people walking and cycling. Widening the bridge will expand the area available for people on foot and bike and create a seamless connection between cycleways to the west (Tamaki Drive Cycle Route) and east of the bridge. Widening the bridge also allows the existing 4 traffic lanes to remain the same.


  • dedicated facilities for pedestrians and people on bikes
  • provides the link to the previously constructed walking and cycling facilities at the Tamaki Drive and Ngāpipi Road intersection upgrade
  • provides the connection between the Tamaki Drive Cycle Route and the Ngāpipi intersection, which connects to the Glen Innes - Tamaki Drive Shared Path.


  • January 2023 – Construction begins
  • October 2023 – Estimated completion

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