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New Birchville Bridge reopens at 5 pm today

Following a final safety inspection at 2.00 pm this afternoon, the engineer and the contractors have confirmed that the bridge will be open for public use at 5.00 pm today. Over the next few weeks there may be times when traffic is delayed by stop/go signs as the contractors finalise changes to the services on… Read more »

Bridge Road update: Completion of bridge construction delayed

Council is receiving requests for confirmation of a completion date. Due to contractual issues and delays in completing connection of the services on the bridge to those in Bridge Road, we cannot advise an actual date. As soon as the information is available we will notify residents. Read more »

Bridge Road update: (Birchville) Bridge construction nears completion

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 06 MARCH 2017—Construction of the bridge is approaching completion. The concrete deck has been poured and the contractor is waiting on the concrete to cure. Preparation for the settlement slabs on the east and west abutments is under way as is the fixing of brackets for utility services. Work to be… Read more »

Bridge Road update: Birchville Bridge on track

The brand new Birchville Bridge has reached another milestone and is on target for completion. UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 07 FEB 2017—Progress on the installation of the new bridge at Birchville in Upper Hutt is continuing as planned. Last week saw the successful installation of the two steel beams that will support the deck. The… Read more »

Bridge Road update—September: Birchville Bridge demolished

The old bridge has now been demolished. Inspection of the demolished 134 year old centre pier showed no sign of any piles. The  independent report last year on cause of bridge failure noted that the central pier of the bridge appeared to be founded on gravel with no sign of piles or bedrock. This is… Read more »

Bridge Road update: Contractor for construction of new bridge announced

Three tenders were received for the construction of the new bridge. The successful contractor was Brian Perry Civil Ltd with a price of about $2.1M. Initial planning was for the existing bridge to be demolished before the fish spawning season ie before 31 May. The Brian Perry methodology delays demolition till around beginning of September… Read more »