Barrowcliffe Bridge Project
About the project
Client: Auckland System Management – ASM Joint Venture – HEB, Fulton Hogan and Waka Kotahi
- Galvanised mild steel uprights/support structure
- Carl Stahl X-Tend CXE mesh 2.0 x 40mm aperture framed in galvanised 40NB steel pipe
- Brushed 316 stainless steel pipe Handrail
- Laser-cut Maori motif ‘pikorua’ into 316 stainless steel handrail bracket.
Summary: Worked with WSP – Bridge Design Engineers & ASM during the concept phase to create developed design for modular anti-throw screen barriers and anti-debris screens, additionally the internal pedestrian handrail.
Timeframe: March-June 2021 – navigating multiple motorway closures and night work
The Barrowcliffe Bridge project is part of the wider Barrowcliffe Place project, creating a better walking a cycling route and connecting Wiri with the heart of Manukau.
The bridge is a waka-inspired tribute to the rich whakapapa and connectedness of the area. The inside of the bridge represents the carved interior of a waka while the lights are its hoe (paddles).
The project is the result of a collaboration between Eke Panuku and mana whenua with input via advisors from Te Akitai Waiohua, Ngati Tamaoho, and Ngaati Whanaunga, and support from Waka Kotahi.
New safety features include a separated cycleway, wider footpaths and anti-throw screens.
I had the opportunity to work with the SRS Group NZ Ltd on two different jobs, such as the SH16 Waima-Haslett Footbridge handrail extension project and the SH20 Barrowcliffe Road Bridge Anti-Throw Screen installation project.
At both jobs, we have worked together from the design stage all the way to the on-site finishing touches. During these works, I was able to observe a high-level proficiency about the details and the quality of the finished product was excellent. Working nighttime, within a traffic closure on the motorway network is always challenging and the team handled it very well.
I am looking forward to working again with the team in the future and can confidently recommend the services of the SRS Group NZ Ltd to anyone.