NZTA would like to inform transport operators that the earthquake on Tuesday 22 February left the State Highway network structures largely unaffected. Only two structures were majorly affected and these are on SH 74 on the Ring Road. The Anzac Drive Bridge (BSN 119) on Anzac Dr and the Horotane Valley Overpasses No 1 and 2 (BSN 217 & 218) on the Tunnel Rd are not to be crossed by any overweight loads and will only be assessed on a case by case basis except for ISO containers being moved on overweight permits who may continue to use these structures.
Transport companies travelling on area permits may continue to do so subject to the above criteria. This release covers State Highways only, Christchurch City Council will release a separate brief on their structures in due course.
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