The inquiry into the collapse on 14 October 2015 of the temporary bridge had resumed earlier this week following previous postponements (link opens in new tab). The collapse led to the deaths of two people and injury to 19 others.

The commissioner leading the investigation has now decided to postpone it until 2 July 2018 following testimony this week from Form Scarf expert witness, Garry Farrow. The expert witness took the commission by surprise when he produced a report that neither the commissioner nor principal contractor Murray & Robert had seen.

Commissioner Lennie Samuel has set aside July to September 2018 for completing the case - these were the only dates where all legal representatives would be available. He said that when the hearing resumes about 20 witnesses of fact may be called.