Design and construction of the New Upper Harbour crossing

The New Upper Harbour Bridge consists of a 458m long balanced cantilever bridge together with approach spans and is under construction alongside the existing crossing of the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland. The new bridge is being implemented under a Design and Construct contract. The design employs a wide transversely post tensioned single cell box girder, elimination of joints and bearings (except at abutments), use of approach span deck units for temporary access staging, two stage pours for cantilever segments and the use of external and internal longitudinal post tensioning in the box girder. It meets or exceeds all project aesthetic, environmental, durability and operational requirements and was proved via the tender process to be particularly cost-effective. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E211602.


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  • Accession Number: 01011240
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0855886986
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 2:56PM