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A group of tourists survived an 8.5m fall into a river after a cable on a Lake Waikaremoana Track bridge gave way. A cable on the Hopu Ruahine bridge on the Lake Waikaremoana Track "released" about 1pm yesterday, Department of Conservation (DoC) operations manager Mike Slater said. "As a result that has upset the stability of the bridge and that's where people that were on the bridge have slipped off and fallen." Four...

An investigation has been launched into the collapse of a Lake Waikaremoana Track bridge which saw a group of tourists plummet 8m into a river last week. A cable on the Hopu Ruahine bridge on the Lake Waikaremoana Track "released" about 1pm on Thursday - causing four French tourists who were on the bridge at the time to fall into the river below. The group survived without major injury. Te Urewera Board chairman Tamati Kruger said it...

A group of tourists survived an 8m fall into a river after a cable on a Lake Waikaremoana Track bridge gave way. A cable on the Hopu Ruahine bridge on the Lake Waikaremoana Track "released" yesterday afternoon, about 1pm, Department of Conservation operations manager Mike Slater said. "As a result that has upset the stability of the bridge and that's where people that were on the bridge have slipped off and fallen." Four...

NZ Tramper forum, discussing the Hopuruahine bridge incident NZ tramper...

An investigation has been launched into the collapse of a Lake Waikaremoana Track bridge which sent tourists plummeting eight metres into a river. A cable on the Hopu Ruahine bridge on the Lake Waikaremoana Track "released" about 1pm on Thursday, pitching four French tourists into the water. Te Urewera Board chairman Tamati Kruger said that, thankfully, none of the "shaken" trampers had been seriously injured. The board had...

WORKSAFE NZ and engineers inspecting the Hopuruahine suspension bridge at Lake Waikaremoana expect to have their investigation into the bridge collapse complete within a week. Four French tourists were slightly injured when a cable on the bridge released last Thursday and they toppled from the bridge, falling eight metres into the river. “Our French trampers leave Waikaremoana shaken but thankfully without major injury,” said the...

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