Bridge pigeons’ days are numbered
Article Shared From: The Otago Daily Times / NZ
Written By: Sarah Marquet
Pigeon poo is threatening the Alexandra bridge across the Clutha River, so the birds have to go.
New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) senior asset manager John Jarvis said the bridge’s structural steel was being corroded and, while it was not an immediate safety risk, action was needed to reduce the 400-strong flock of resident pigeons so damaged areas could be repaired.
The corrosion mostly affected the surface, but there were also some cases of pitting. (more…)