Oraka Farming Bridge
Bridge It NZ
Bridge It NZ’s client had three farming units that were separated by the Oraka Stream. Access between the blocks was limited, and the Farmer needed a solution that would allow him to run the property as a single unit. A new bridge crossing the stream was the chosen solution. It needed to provide all-weather access for staff, stock and machinery, whilst achieving compliance with relevant Regional Plan requirements.
Tiaki Engineering Consultations (TECL) were responsible for the design and consenting of a new 18m concrete bridge with timber retaining. The new bridge is specifically designed to handle light traffic loadings to suit the requirements of on-farm use. Precast concrete beams meant a quick installation and the use of timber retaining allowed the bridge’s foundations to be set well back from the stream channel, minimising any adverse effects on the environment. A duct was incorporated to provide a convenient route for transporting piped services across the bridge. This bridge was constructed in under two weeks by the Bridge It team.
|Project name:||Oraka Farming Bridge|
|Client:||Bridge It NZ|
|Project Partners||Bridge It NZ|
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