Kāpiti Coast Council has announced work will begin this week in Reikorangi to remove the Ngatiawa Bridge debris which has collapsed into the river below.
KCDC says the work will involve building a platform on the river’s edge that is strong enough to support a 100 tonne crane.
Infrastructure manager Sean Mallon says Council is advising people to stay clear of the historical Ngatiawa Bridge site while their contractors work in the area. Work to remove the debris is expected to take up to three weeks.
Reikorangi Residents Association chair Julia Palmer says she has been in touch with the Historic Place Trust as the Bridge is a heritage structure but has not yet had a reply. Options may include a reconstruction.
Ms Palmer says while it is positive something is happening about the debris it is disappointing KCDC have not talked to the residents group about plans for removal.