Due to re-piling for the 33 piers/abutments of Long Bridge at Taumarere, Long Bridge has been shut as a building site, without public access. However, we were pleased that it had been made safe for cyclists and walkers to use, and therefore the whole Twin Coast Cycle Trail from Opua to Horeke was opened over the Christmas holidays 2016-7.
At the present time, the state of the cycleway on Long Bridge is the responsibility of FNDC, and we are awaiting information regarding its re-closure in order for the last 2 piers to be placed and complete the re-piling. So for the moment Long Bridge is still open.
This situation remains at this date – 12th March