Nothing has summed up the failure of the Waiheke Local Board better than the debacle over the bridle bridge dubbed ‘Walden’s Wank’ by locals. This blog exposed the folly of this Waiheke Local Board in wasting $175,000 of Waiheke ratepayers’ money on a bridge for horses that nobody asked for, goes nowhere, and is an eyesore in a Site of Ecological Significance.
It now turns out the bridge should never have been opened because it doesn’t have the necessary resource consents. This is not surprising considering, as the blog points out, the bridge fails to meet the conditions for a consent. The bridge remains closed to this day.
For Waiheke ratepayers it is a bridge too far.
Tear down that bridge
Ho, Ho, Ho Walden’s Wank unfit for purpose
Board plans Bridle Bridge to Brigadoon