Auckland Harbour Bridge wind closures: Waka Kotahi causing ‘mayhem’, local board member George Wood says

Waka Kotahi is being accused of being too risk-averse after closing the Auckland Harbour Bridge on five occasions on Saturday.

The transport agency lowered its threshold for closing all lanes of the bridge after it was damaged by a truck crash in 2020, and Devonport-Takapuna local board member George Wood believes it is now over-reacting.

Concerned about the “mayhem” caused by repeated closures, he wants Waka Kotahi to review its procedures for closing the bridge or look at alternative solutions.

“It seems ever since that truck hit the bridge they’ve got the jitters and they’re so…

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