The Big SH20 Pylon Drop: Up Close Photos


There has been considerable interest in the 35-metre steel pylon erected at the site of the new Beachcroft Avenue foot bridge over the Southwestern Motorway (SH20) at Onehunga and thanks again to James for his excellent coverage overnight which made us want more.

To get a birds eye view, thanks to the Manukau Harbour Crossing Alliance (thanks Queenie) and NZTA, here are some close-up photos as the team did the hoist last night.

The bridge’s bright blue trusses will be installed, also under night closures of the motorway, later in February.

It is expected to be completed in early April, after which the existing bridge will be demolished. Both the pylon and the deck trusses of the bridge have been manufactured by New Plymouth based company Taranaki Engineering.






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