‘It’s not as if there are more bridges in New Zealand’
Construction of a new “truss bridge” in Auckland will not begin until 2019, with the first of four truss bridges to be completed on the site in 2019.
Construction will begin in November 2020.
Key points: Work on the new truss-bridges will begin by 2019, while a new crossing will be constructed on the other side of the city in 2021The city’s mayor has said the bridge project will “change the face of Auckland”.
It’s the latest in a series of major infrastructure projects in Auckland, and follows the construction of the first truss and bridge on the city’s northern shoreline, which will also be completed later in 2019, and construction of a tramway in the city centre.
In a statement, the city said the new bridges would “change New Zealand’s skyline and make Auckland the leading city in the world for transport”.
“It’s an ambitious project to connect Auckland to its major ports, but it will also have a dramatic impact on our city and its surrounding region.”
We are very proud of the progress we have made, and the way our city has changed over the last decade, but the challenge is that we must continue to build on this progress to make Auckland a world-class city.
“I’m delighted that the first new trampway bridge will be built on Auckland’s northern shores, and that we will be able to build further trampways and new bridges in Auckland in the coming years.”‘
We need to build bridges’The trussing process is expected to take three to four years, with construction expected to begin by 2021.
“This will be the first major project for the Auckland Transport Corporation and will bring more than $500 million in investment to Auckland,” the statement said.
“It will also significantly transform the northern side of Auckland, which we are proud to call our heartland.”
Auckland Transport said the truss project was part of a long-term vision to transform the city, and would improve transport for residents and visitors alike.
“The tramp-bridge project is a great example of what can be achieved with the right investments, and it shows that the city can be a model for other cities in the region,” it said.
In 2020, the Government will spend $1.9 billion to improve Auckland’s transport infrastructure, including a new tramway, tram line and a new bridge.
The Government said $2 billion in additional funding will be available for other major infrastructure schemes to be built in the next five years.
The new tramps and tramp lines will connect Auckland with the Waikato and Tasmanian islands.
Construction of the new bridge is expected start by 2019.