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Delivering a Bridge that works for both Auckland Transport and the Local Community

The Matakana Community Group and the Matakana Coast Trails Trust had constructed a cycleway from Omaha/ Point Wells to Matakana Village which ended at the end of the Leigh Road Bridge. In order to cross into the Matakana Village, pedestrians and cyclists were sharing the traffic lanes with regular cars and heavy commercial vehicles.

The Matakana Community Group initially engaged Structure Design to review options for alternative access routes in and out of Matakana Village. Once Auckland Transport were involved, they engaged Structure Design to provide the structural engineering services for this project.

We helped to generate a bridge profile that suited both Auckland Transport and the Matakana Community Group’s needs. Once the bridge profile was finalised after a few design iterations, we were tasked to provide a sustainable and innovative solution to cross the Matakana River.

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