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Kia ora! We are pleased to advise on the next steps for the new bridge over the Waipoua River.

Building will commence as of Monday 18 July with an estimated build time of 4-5 weeks to completion. There may be restricted or limited access at times at the Bentley and Oxford Street building sites. We thank you for your patience at this time. Everyone’s health & safety is paramount as we complete this exciting new bridge project.


A new walking and cycle bridge across the Waipoua River will provide easy access to Oxford Street Reserve from the trail on the south side of the river.

Masterton District Council approved construction of the bridge, at the end of Railway Crescent, in August 2020.

An average of 1,500 visitors a month use the Akura Road trail on the south side of the river. The new bridge will be a great addition to the existing trail network around Masterton. The new bridge will enable walkers and bikers to cross the river and enjoy the Oxford Street Reserve.