Plunge of the Auckland bus

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From: Tony

Dear Ministry of Transport,

Under the OIA I request the following:

1. What assessment of the risk that a bus (specifically, a double decker bus) could fall into Auckland harbour after falling off Auckland Harbour bridge (for example, after a strong gust of wind)?

2. What mitigation is in place to manage the risk that a bus could fall into Auckland harbour from Auckland Harbour bridge?

3. What consideration has been given to preventing double decker busses from driving on the outside lane of the Auckland Harbour bridge, to reduce the possibility of them falling into the harbour below?

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,


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Kia ora Tony,


On behalf of the Ministry of Transport, thank you for your email of 20
March 2023 requesting information under the Official Information Act 1982
(the Act).


The details of the Official Information Act request you have submitted
fall within the responsibilities of Waka Kotahi. While it would have been
necessary under section 14 of the Act to transfer your request because the
information you requested is held by another agency, we are aware that you
have already requested the same information from Waka Kotahi. For this
reason, we have not considered it necessary to transfer your request as
Waka Kotahi has confirmed it has received your request already.


Ngā mihi nui,

Ministerial Services


Te Manatū Waka Ministry of Transport



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