Daily Archives: March 4, 2010

State Highway 88 bridge

### ODT Online Thu, 4 Mar 2010
Bridge work begins at stadium site
By Mark Price
A crane lifts the first of 12 piles into place for the new State Highway 88 bridge across the Water of Leith on the harbour side of the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin yesterday. The 18m pre-cast concrete bridge, with two traffic lanes and a shared cycle/pedestrian path, is part of the 1.2km stadium bypass running beside the railway line between Frederick St and Ravensbourne Rd, budgeted to cost in the vicinity of $19.35 million.
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Stadium designers justify the unjustifiable

### ODT Online Thu, 4 Mar 2010
Stadium designers explain their vision
By David Loughrey
It may not be a surprise they hold these views – they did, after all, design the Forsyth Barr Stadium – but Richard Breslin and Marko den Breems think the building near Dunedin’s waterfront is a winner. David Loughrey talks to the two men who took the stadium from an idea to a reality.

Worldwide, stadiums attract the same kind of controversy that has dogged the Dunedin example, with public funding of facilities worth hundreds of millions of dollars often unpopular with the ratepayers or taxpayers, who end up footing the bill.

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