Its been 15 months since the big Quake and the council and the heritage people are still debating whether to fix or replace the Antigua Boatshed Bridge – and find money to do it. Needless to say, if it had been a bridge for cars it would have been fixed up pretty darn quick!
This bridge was a really nifty and busy little through-route from south to north for people on bikes and on foot. Luckily, just a few meters away, on hospital property, there is an alternative way to walk and cycle over the river. After months of argy bargy with everyone, including hospital staff, sharing a less than 1 meter wide path, lol, and lots of close calls, the CDHB kindly opened up a wee bike path just for us cyclists. These small things make all the difference!!!