FGS Metalwork was contracted by Fort Progect Management to build an extension to the Opunake Stream Bridge on Great North Road in Henderson. Auckland Council wanted to improve the entrance to the local shopping area. Local artist Jason Hall and Nick Covich from Mitchell Vranjes Consulting got the project off the ground.
Before work could commence on site, many hours drawing took place in our offices. The whole project was detailed from design to construction using over 20 tonnes of steel. We gave attention to the smallest details to ensure a high quality end product.
Clamp plates weighing 850kgs were bolted to the existing piers to hold the 2200kg, 1.3 metre beam that spanned between them. The beam was the central support member for the pipe lattice work that supports the viewing platform.
The pipe work structure and balustrade was all fabricated in our workshop in Silverdale, Auckland. After hot dip galvanising, all steel work was blasted and painted at Avondale Blasting and Coatings. The structure was then craned into position.
The finished product is impressive to view from underneath as it appears the entire structure is just hanging off the edge of the bridge.20 tall Finial Poles with lights on the top were also manufactured and installed on site at different rakes.
The unique balustrade and the grate walkway add the finishing touches at street level.
And the crowning feat - The Welsh Picket - designed by Hilton Miller.
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