Bridge Project - Otara Creek Bridge & Paths

Fort Projects are specialist builders of Bridges, Boardwalks and Paths

Otara Creek Bridge & associated approach paths

Otara Creek Reserve, Otara

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The Manaia posts stand prominently over the bridge
Boardwalk deck structure leads up to bridge section
Timber piles support the boardwalk approach
Large 20m long glulam beams span the creek
A large Watercare pipeline restricted the use of large cranes.   We therefore winched the 2.1 tonne glulams across the creek
A smaller crane erected the Manaia posts
Lifting the Manaia posts in from each side of the creek
Manaia posts reflectthe different manu in the area - Kereru, Piwaiwaka etc
Greenheart cladding to side skirts
Diagonal pattern to skirt cladding
Colourful side plates depicting reflections of sunset off the water
Completed bridge and boardwalk
A prominent feature in the landscape
Colourful deck plates depicting reflections of the sky

Client:     Auckland Council
Designer:  Frame Group (interpreting the artistic design of Moko-Ia Creative House
Completed:   February 2020

This bridge replaced an existing bridge well passed it's use by date and also upgraded the approach paths in the Otara Creek reserve.    The bridge was designed as an enhancement to the whole area; being curved in both plan and elevation and carrying large decorative Manaia posts and colourful plates.   The deck and side skirts were constructed from diagonal patterns of both Greenheart and Purpleheart timber.

It projects a playful and prominent structure that stands boldly in place over the creek.    Attention to detail was vital on this project with the finish on the artistic features being paramount to the overall success of this bridge.

The bridge is an artistic bridge with many features that require the very high level of quality that Fort Projects has a reputation for.