Newmarket Viaduct is essential to Auckland’s motorway network. Yet increased traffic volume and the importance of its role in the smooth operation of the motorway network meant that it needed to be replaced.
Originally constructed in the late 1960s, Newmarket Viaduct is essential to Auckland’s motorway network. Yet increased traffic volume and the importance of its role in the smooth operation of the motorway network meant that it needed to be replaced. The new viaduct needed to provide additional lanes, increased vehicle load capacity, stronger edge protection and improved seismic resistance.
Multi-award-winning, the Newmarket Viaduct is a world-first project, due to the deconstruction of the original viaduct. There is no global precedent for the staged removal of a structure of this size (690m long, 27m wide, up to 20m high) between the two carriageways of a motorway in a live urban environment alongside mainline rail.
Construction of this complex project involved a five-stage operation over four years and resulted in a 690m-long continuous structure, comprising 12 spans ranging from a 62m main span to 40m back spans.
- NZ Contractors Federation Safety Award 2012
- KHL Group World Demolition Award 2012
- Fulton Hogan Manager Directors Innovation award 2012
- Gold ACENZ Innovate NZ Awards of Excellence 2013
- Roading New Zealand Z Energy Excellence Award for a Major Road Project – Planning Design and Construction 2013
- Supreme Winner: Roading New Zealand Energy Excellence Award for a Major Road Project 2013
- NZ Concrete Society Infrastructure Award 2013
- NZ Concrete Society Concrete Award 2013
- FIDIC World Award 2013 (Merit)
- NZ Contractors Federation Civil Construction Excellence Award 2013
- NZEE – IPENZ Engineering Excellence Awards Transportation Infrastructure Award 2013