McConnell Dowell is pleased to announce the award of the Old Māngere Bridge Replacement project by the New Zealand Transport Agency.
The project includes the demolition and complete removal of the 250 m long Old Māngere Bridge that was originally opened in 1915 and the construction of a new shared walking and cycling bridge between the ends of the existing causeway. The new 300 m long bridge features a central 60 m span in structural steel together with nine approach spans in reinforced concrete.
The replacement bridge will provide up to 6.5 m of clearance for vessels to pass underneath and will reinstate a walking and cycling link between the communities of Onehunga and Māngere Bridge, which has been restricted since the old bridge closed in late 2018. The new bridge will provide key recreational space for people to sit and enjoy the views of the surrounding landscape or those who enjoy fishing in the Manukau Harbour.
McConnell Dowell Managing Director for New Zealand and Pacific, Fraser Wyllie welcomes the announcement, saying
“McConnell Dowell has a strong track record of delivering iconic and multi-award-winning bridges such as the Waitaki River Bridges, Lower Hatea River Crossing, SH1 Russley Road’s Memorial Road Bridge, and Kawarau Falls Bridge.
We look forward to working closely with the New Zealand Transport Agency to deliver the communities of Māngere Bridge and Onehunga an iconic bridge.”