Medway Street - bridge construction

What

We are starting the construction of the Medway St bridge.

Why

The former Medway St bridge was destroyed in the 2011 earthquakes. This new bridge will reinstate valuable community connections, furthering the regeneration of the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.

Where

357 River Road, Richmond across the Ōtākaro Avon River to 386 Avonside Drive, Avonside.

When

20 September 2021 to late- April 2022. (weather/site condition dependent).

Contact

The contractor is HEB Construction. Phone (03) 313 7601.

Details

  • To protect the public’s Health and Safety, the work site has been fully fenced, with proper safety signage at the site entrance. Only authorised access is allowed.
  • Site hazard boards and information signage have been installed providing details of the project.
  • Two crawler cranes will be established on site, on each side of the river.
  • All environment protection measures (silt fences/socks, spill kits, water testing, ecology survey, etc) have been provided for and will be implemented. 
  • To hold the river banks in place, we’ll install abutment piles and build the ends of the bridge, along with a temporary platform placed within part of the river. The 40m span bridge will then be lifted into place, before decking panels are installed.
  • Once the bridge is in place, we’ll add timber boardwalks, asphalt concrete for the approach ramps and area landscaping before the project is finished around April 2022.
  • You should expect some normal construction noise, however noise control and monitoring measures are in place.  
  • We’ll provide a diversion of the river bank walkway for pedestrian and cyclists, as well as directional signage.