The New Zealand Government has noted that the replacement of the ailing Auckland Harbor Bridge, which was opened in 1959, is not a priority at present, despite warnings that further restrictions on heavy vehicles might soon be needed, Newshub reports. The bridge, which was last upgraded about a decade ago, was damaged last year when a wind gust blew trucks over, holding up traffic for days afterwards. Waka Kotahi/The NZ Transport Agency said on Friday that no more strengthening work on the aging crossing could be done, due to the sheer weight of the steel required. If no replacement is completed, heavy vehicles on the bridge may need to be restricted – not in the next 18 months, but sometime in the next 20 years.
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