Civil and Structural
 Consulting Engineers

Kawarau Falls Bridge

  • Kawarau Falls Bridge
  • Kawarau Falls Bridge
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Key Project Details





McConnell Dowell Constructors Ltd


Design - 


Novare Design worked closely with the contractor to achieve a cost effective design, tailored to satisfy the requirements of several stake holders.
The Kawarau Falls Bridge is a two-lane composite bridge, 250m in length. The bridge crosses the Kawarau River at the edge of Frankton Arm, approximately 2km south of Queenstown Airport and Frankton. 

The urban design of the bridge and its features is complementary to the Queenstown/Frankton setting. The horizontal nature of the bridge is emphasised through simple form, minimising vertical elements and through subtle horizontal lines (such as folding of the exterior face of the barriers).

The curved alignment is also emphasised underneath by the use of curved beams, visible by those using the river and south bank walkway.

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