The existing bridge is over 100 years old and, as expected with a structure this old, the bridge’s condition has been deteriorating for some time.
The Transport Agency will replace the old structure with a high-quality bridge that continues to serve the people using it.
Between 2012 and 2016 we worked on preparing to build a new bridge. This included talking to the community and getting a resource consent from Auckland Council.
The valuable community feedback has helped us shape the design and layout of the new bridge.
||Safety strengthening works to the Old Māngere Bridge. Regular monitoring inspections by the NZ Transport Agency’s Auckland Motorway Alliance (AMA) in its role as a bridge consultant.
||Design and community consultation for the replacement Old Māngere Bridge.
||Due to a noticeable visual change in its condition, a full tactile principal inspection was carried out in December 2015, which catalogued the main defects on the structure.
||Consents lodged with Auckland Council for the replacement Old Māngere Bridge.
||Council hearing and appeals process for the replacement Old Māngere Bridge.
In January, a further assessment indicated that the outer part of the structure is deficient and a large load in these areas could place it under enough pressure to pose a risk to public safety.
Consents granted from Auckland Council for the replacement Old Māngere Bridge.
In June, a fence was installed on either side of the central walkway to prevent loading to the edges of the bridge where crowd load would pose a risk to public safety. This enabled the bridge to remain open and the structure has undergone both weekly walk overs and monthly water inspections, in addition to real-time monitoring to assess the bridge condition.
||Improvements to the underpass, next to the Manukau Harbour Crossing motorway structure, to enhance the alternative route until the new bridge is built.
26 November, closure of the Old Māngere Bridge.
||Construction of the replacement bridge begins
Some of the key features of the bridge have been refined, as a result of community feedback. The bridge design includes:
- at least eight metres wide – and up to 12 metres in some bays to enable fishing activities
- new structure curving towards the motorway bridge
- high enough for small boats to pass underneath
- constructed next to the old bridge using the same abutments – but further away from the port
- reflecting the area’s history and values into the design – two artists are developing this through art.
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