Grafton Bridge Award


The project to strengthen Grafton Bridge has won a roading award.

The project was run by Brian Perry Civil, Auckland City Council and Beca, who used carbon fibre reinforced strips to bolster the bridge without altering the historic structure’s appearance.

It won the Goughs excellence award for a medium road project at last night’s 2010 Roading Excellence Awards.

Grafton residents celebrate the re opening of Grafton bridge

Tauranga’s Harbour Link Stage 2 was  awarded the top prize for a new road project. The three-year undertaking to add a second harbour bridge linking Tauranga and Mt Maunganui was completed under budget and three months ahead of schedule.

It was the second part of the two stage project which was honoured last night, winning the Greenstone Energy Excellence Award for a Major Road Project as well as the Roading New Zealand Supreme Award.

Grafton bridge re-opened by John Banks on a rainy October day

Stage two included the creation of a 468m long harbour bridge with a pedestrian and cycleway, 550m long four-lane flyover and the widening and refurbishment of the existing harbour bridge.

The judges said the Harbour Link project, which involved Fletcher Construction, NZTA and Beca stood out due to the attention to detail in its planning, the way in which risks were identified and managed and the precision of the operation.

The InfraTrain New Zealand Industry Best Practice Award - Environmental Sustainability was won by Fulton Hogan for its work on the SH20 Mt Roskill Motorway Extension.

The judges said there were a number of issues with site contamination which had to be overcome through a range of environmental treatments and the project demonstrated it was possible to achieve outstanding results without compromising the environment.

The Roading Excellence Awards aim to promote leadership, excellence and best practice in the provision of land transport infrastructure. Entry is open to all organisations involved in roading projects carried out in New Zealand.





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