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Ngapipi bridge widening Ngapipi bridge widening

AT proposes to install 2.5m-wide ‘clip ons’ on both sides of Ngapipi bridge (on Tamaki Drive) to provide new footpaths and convert the existing footpaths into cycleways.

Project status: Consultation closed 8 October 2017
Project zone: Central

Artists impression of the wider Ngapipi bridge

Image: Artist's impression of the widened Ngapipi bridge.

Project overview

Better walking and cycling facilities on Ngapipi bridge are a key part of the wider programme of improvements in the Ōrākei area, including the Tamaki Drive Cycle Route and the Tamaki Drive-Ngapipi Road intersection upgrade.

Once the bridge is widened, the existing footpath on the northern (seaward) side of the bridge will become a separated 2-way cycleway, while the shared path on the southern side will be converted into a 1-way, on-road cycling route.

This proposal follows detailed surveys to assess the integrity of the bridge, which found no requirement to replace it. The existing lane widths sufficiently accommodate safe vehicle movement.

Map of improvements

See a map of the programme of improvements in the area (PDF 172KB)



  • September/October 2017: Public feedback.
  • Mid-late 2018: Construction.

Have your say

From 11 September to 8 October 2017, we sought feedback on our proposal to widen Ngapipi Bridge. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

We will consider all feedback and use it to help improve and refine the proposal. We will prepare and publish a report on the feedback received and any changes made to the proposal following the feedback period. If you have provided your contact details when you gave us feedback, we will notify you when the report is available.

The bridge widening is expected to get under way after the Tamaki Drive-Ngapipi Road intersection upgrade is completed in mid-late 2018.

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