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SH73 Porter River Bridge overnight closures Thursday night, 17 October, to fix guardrail


The NZ Transport Agency will repair the broken guardrail on the Porter River bridge this Thursday night and into Friday early morning.

The guardrail on the SH73 bridge was badly damaged in a recent car crash.

From 9pm this Thursday night (17 October) to 6 am Friday, drivers will be allowed across the bridge at ten-minute intervals at the top of each hour.

Thanks to all late night/ early morning drivers for factoring in the extra time, says Transport Agency Journey Manager Tresca Forrester.

View traffic updates on our Journey Planner website(external link)

Porter River bridge with view of mountains in the background. Shows damaged area on right after crash.

Porter River bridge with damaged guardrail on right after crash.

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