Matapiro Bridge was a three-span concrete T-beam bridge with a concrete deck, constructed in approximately 1955. The substructure included two piers consisting of four slender square columns, a pier and two solid wall abutments.
|11.3m, 14.6m, 11.3m
|2/3.65m incl. shoulders
Following the destruction of the concrete bridge during Cyclone Gabrielle, a temporary culverted crossing was deemed an acceptable solution.
HDC are aiming to hold a community meeting in early 2024. Details of community meetings, will be added here, as and when confirmed.
|Karakia to bless the demolition of the damaged bridge
|Feasibility study completed
|Demolition of damaged bridge
|June – July 2023
|Mana whenua engagement
|September 2023, ongoing
|Temporary crossing works completed
|Geotechnical testing on site
|Ecological and cultural impact assessments
|December 2023– February 2024
|Pre-application discussions with Hawke's Bay Regional Council (HBRC)
|January – February 2024
|Draft methodology and construction drawings
|Tender process to confirm contractor
|Resource consent lodgement and processing
|Packaged design delivery
|Blessing ahead of works beginning
|Late 2024/Early 2025
|Public open day
|Blessing to open bridge
A feasibility study has been conducted to assess and the engineering challenges linked to each potential bridge crossing location. The study aims to propose bridge concepts that are achievable from an engineering standpoint. The feasibility report is based on the following:
The team have also completed/in the process for completing:
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