We’re making it easier for more people to walk and bike between Bethlehem and Gate Pa.
On Saturday 19 May, 2018, a new bridge was moved into position near Westridge Drive, over the SH29 Takitimu Drive toll road. The bridge design has had extensive input from Tauranga City Council, Ngai Tamarawaho and the NZ Transport Agency.
The bridge will open in late June 2018. Work started 13 December, 2017, to build a shared pathway so people can travel between Bethlehem and the Kopurererua walking and biking network.
A second, smaller bridge similar to others in the valley has been built over the Kopurererua Stream near Wylie Street. The two bridges and new pathway are a $3 million project funded equally by the National Urban Cycleway Fund, building impact fees and debt funding.
Last Reviewed: 24/05/2018