Civil and Structural
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Millwater Bridges - Orewa River Road Bridge - North Auckland

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Key Project Details



WFH Properties Ltd


Fulton Hogan Northern Civil Ltd

Project Value

Orewa River Bridge - $6m construction
Millwater North Bridge - $2.5m construction



Design - late 2007 to early 2008
Orewa River Bridge complete first quarter 2009
Millwater Bridge complete November 2012


Although this was not a design and construct project, Novare Design were required to work closely with the contractor to achieve a cost effective design, tailored to satisfy the requirements of several stake holders.
The Millwater project is a major new residential subdivision located near Orewa, North Auckland.

The Orewa River Bridge was central to the subdivision development as it provided access a haul road and allowed earth to be relocated around the large site.

The bridge consists of 6no. 21m long precast concrete spans, supported by twin pile/column reinforced concrete piers.

The second bridge, Millwater North, is located on the same carriageway as the Orewa River Bridge and completes the local road; providing a secondary route from Silverdale to Orewa.

Millwater North Bridge utilises the same general form and appearance as the Orewa River Bridge, although only 3no. 17m long spans were required.
Despite the standard, cost effective form of the bridge structures, they incorporate cleverly detailed architectural edge girders and shaped pier caps to vastly improve aesthetic appearance.

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