Fort Projects can design and build Bridges, Boardwalks and specialist Art projects
Pedestrian Foot Bridge
Ken Maunder Park, New Lynn
Client: Waitakere City Council
Designer: CPG NZ Ltd
Completed: October 2010
This bridge is a replacement for an old and unsafe footbridge constructed originally on top of a Watercare pipeline. The bridge spans Rewarewa Creek which is an estuary of the Whau river.
The bridge and boardwalk are 90m long with another 250m of concrete footpaths. Construction of this bridge was altered midway through the programme with a change in the finished deck surface from wooden decking to a concrete composite top.
We worked closely alongside the consulting engineers to ensure this change in the structure produced the ideal completed product. We also carried out the piling works ourselves in conjunction with a barge operator.
Due to the late change in decking, a novel approach to installing the deck panels was instigated using a purpose built gantry running along the structure. All handrailing that had already been previously installed had to be removed to enable installation.