Work on reconnecting the old damaged Mataniko bridge has kicked off early this week.
The bridge was washed away during April 3 flash flooding.
Its understood work on the bridge kicked off before the arrival the barley bridge next week.
New Zealand government is supplying the new bridge.
Already work on placing ground and steel rods have been going on with the support from overseas and local engineers at the site.
A good number of people yesterday acknowledged the work to reconnect the bridge.
Over the past weeks, people have to cross the river by raft and boat at a cost of $2.00.
Others have to walk further down to the main bridge to cross to Point Cruz or vice versa.
Traffic flow has also been affected by the washing away of the old bridge.
Once its up and reconnected, it would ease the current traffic flow problem in the city.
By DENVER NEWTER