Kirkbride Road / SH20A intersection over bridge – anti-throw mesh screens

About the project

Working in conjunction with Ronstan, SRS Group used our tensile safety mesh to create anti-throw and fall protection screen panels to line the footpath of the Kirkbride Road underpass (over the SH20A).

The bridge eliminated the intersection of Kirkbride Road and State Highway 20A, improving traffic patterns by effectively separating local and motorway traffic. In addition to increased efficiency and reduced travel times to and from Auckland Airport, the Kirkbride Road Bridge also minimised the effect of the heavily trafficked highway on the local community of residents and schools and improved the safety of all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.

Working in conjunction with Ronstan, SRS were contracted to install Carl Stahl X-Tend® Tensile Mesh along the sides of the bridge, which would act as a safety feature and deterrent for pedestrians to throw objects from the bridge to the underpass below. To make the barrier more visually appealing and reflect the local culture, the mesh was designed to resemble the traditional Maori canoe, a Waka, moving through waves.

Design Expertise

In 2020, SRS Group was hand-picked to join an exclusive and expert panel of design consultants for Auckland System Management (ASM). We work with Waka Kotahi (NZTA) and Panuku Development Auckland, offering our design expertise in the production of bridges across regional transportation systems. Our tensile mesh panel installations have been used on iconic bridges and transport network systems across the wider Auckland region, providing striking yet functional anti-throw and fall protection safety measures.