Case Study

Te Awa Cycleway Truss Bridge

  • Location
    Te Awa River Ride
  • Client
    Kier Landscaping
  • Architect
    Hamilton City Council
  • Structural Engineer
    Grey Matter
  • Date
  • Carbon Sequestered
    15 Tonne

Our Challenge
The Te Awa River Ride is one of the most accessible and scenic cycling and walking trails in New Zealand. The longest concrete path in the country, it winds its way for 65km from Ngaruawahia to Lake Karapiro following the Waikato River. Hamilton City Council's brief called for a sustainable and durable solution, and because loads needed to be helicoptered to site they had to fit together seamlessly.

The Techlam Solution
Techlam supplied prefabricated Glulam members and hardware for the 32m long bridge structure which sits more than 8 metres off the ground. Efficiently installed by Keir Landscaping, the bridge ties together the whole 65km path and shows off the Mangaonua stream. It's a strong durable addition to the Te Awa River Ride which opened in December 2022 for all to enjoy.

Products Used

Techlam Beams

Techlam Prefabricated beams were used to make up the bridge structure, along with custom steel hardware for efficient installation.

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