DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE WELLESLEY STREET UNDER PASS, AUCKLAND

The Wellesley Street Underpass was the first major motorway structure to be completed in a fully built up section of the central business district of Auckland. It consists basically of a motorway cutting and associated retaining walls, and a traffic bridge over the cutting. A description of the structure includes details of the conventional reinforced concrete construction of approach walls, and the "soldier column and plank" precast walls used over the major part of the cutting. Seismic effects were not considered in the design of the structure, but its performance is being checked against the seismic resistance principles of mononobe and okabe. Brief details are given of vibration measurements taken during construction, and of the lighting of the completed structure. /TRRL/

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    Technical Publications Limited

    C.P.O. 3047
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • RUSSELL, T
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 308-312
  • Serial:
    • NEW ZEALAND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand
    • ISSN: 0028-808X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM