Watercare and NZ Transport Agency have joined together to create a new walking and cycling bridge connecting Spencer Road to Albany over the Northern Motorway (SH1).
This new design has sought inspiration from the valleys, waterways and ridges within the local areas of Pinehill and the East Coast Bays. This architecturally designed bridge is 106ms in length with Culham Engineering fabricating the frame of the bridge. It has been predicted that the bridge will be used by 200 plus pedestrians a day. Tirohanga Whanui isn’t just for pedestrian use, the clever design and collaboration between the NZ Transport Agency and Watercare has allowed a watermain to be suspended from beneath the deck of the bridge – future relating to a larger scale project Watercare will be embarking on to address local demand.
SRS Group is proud to be a part of another NZ transport Agency project. We have been contracted to Culham Engineering to assist with the build of this bridge. On the 30thof August we are sending our operations manager and three staff members from our rigging department down to Whangarei to install the mesh paneling onto the structure of this bridge. When we select materials, we are always choosing top of the line to ensure we are upholding our super yacht expectations. For this project we have sourced 316 grade Stainless Steel hand crafted and shipped from Germany.
The excepted finish date for this project is December 2018 – We can’t wait to see the finished result.