Alexandra Bridge Piers

​19 February 2019: The Vincent Community Board recently received a report on the progress of the Alexandra Suspension Bridge project. 

The 13 February report to the Board contains a timeline of actions taken by the Alexandra Suspension Bridge Working Group (ASBWG) since it was established in 2005, and details the feasibility studies and reports that has led the group to abandon the idea of a bridge through the historic piers. 

After many years of volunteer service to the conservation of the piers, the Alexandra Suspension Bridge Working Group (ASBWG) has agreed on a current focus outlined below:

  • Collaborating with ​the Central Otago Queenstown Trail Trust (COQTT) to ensure the cycle trail bridge, being either a clip-on to the road bridge or separate bridge, will be sympathetic with the historic bridge piers in a way that highlights their important heritage value 
  • Development of a maintenance strategy for the piers 
  • Collaborating with the Alexandra Miners Village and Riverside Park Trust and the COQTT regarding potential development of the whole river precinct landscape i.e. from the Shaky Bridge around to the boat ramp 
  • If a viewing platform off the road bridge is not possible, then further develop the concept of the viewing platform through one of the piers​

Page reviewed: 29 May 2019 3:48pm