The temporary one-lane Bailey Bridge on New Zealand’s Highway 60 (SH60) was removed on 19 May to restore the Eureka Bend to full capacity after three years in place.

The one-lane bridge was installed in 2006 after a slip reduced the road width and extensive work has been carried out so that the same does not occur again.

NZ Transport Agency Nelson regional director Deborah Hume said she was pleased with how the work has progressed.

“People travelling on SH60 have waited patiently for nearly three years to have their road back to two lanes. It’s good to know it will only be a matter of days after the bridge is gone before motorists will be able to travel past each other without needing to wait at the Bailey bridge.”