Note: This page is updated whenever there is a change in the status of the bridges (including weekends and public holidays). Refresh this page (F5) to ensure you have the latest information.
The Ashley Bridge at Cones Road, Rangiora, is currently OPEN. Keep up to date on what's happening with a replacement bridge on our Ashley Bridge Update page.
The Old Waimakariri Bridge is currently OPEN.
Closure and re-opening of these bridges will be advised through Compass FM, The Radio Network on Newstalk ZB and also through the RadioWorks network on MORE FM.
If you would like to be on the list to receive text alerts about bridge closures and re-openings enter your details in the form below. If you wish to unsubscribe from the text alert service, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name you subscribed with and the cellphone number.
Note: The text alerts are for both the Ashley and Old Waimakariri Bridges. There isn't an option to just receive alerts for just one of the bridges.
Old Waimakariri Bridge
In case of closure of the Old Waimakariri Bridge, drivers are asked to detour via the motorway bridge on SH 1.
Ashley Bridge (Cones Road)
In case of closure of the Ashley Bridge at Cones Road, drivers are asked to use the detour below.
View a larger version of the detour map (jpg, 232 kB)