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The safety of the footbridge over Cemetery Gully having been questioned recently, Mr. A. Wrigg, city engineer, examined the structure yesterday, and found that portions of the supporta resting on the ground showed signs of decay. The Streets Committee met in the afternoon, and an examination of the bridge was made, the Mayor (Hon. E. Mitcljelson) and town clerk (Mr. H. W. Wilson) being also present. It was decided to close the bridge immediately, in the interests of public safety, and to open up parts of the structure to enable more detailed examination to be made. The bridge was designed by Mr. Wrigg, the city engineer, and ereefed 20 years <*o. It lias stood well during that ■eriod, and the superstructure generally oems to be in good condition still. Two wooden piers standing in the gully take ?ome of the weight, but the principal support is obtained by a number of wire ropes stretched across from* one aide of the gully to the other beneath the footway. The large wooden baulks into which the rope ends are secured have decayed somewhat, and they may have to be replaced. Traffic will be closed for at least two or three weeks, but to reduce the inconvenience to the public as much as possible, the track across lie bottom of the gully is being made ..vailable for pedestrians.

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CEMETERY BRIDGE CLOSED., Auckland Star, Volume XXXV, Issue 203, 25 August 1904

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CEMETERY BRIDGE CLOSED. Auckland Star, Volume XXXV, Issue 203, 25 August 1904

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