End User: Waikato District Council
Main Contractor: Base Civil
Entrance to Annebrook Road was originally obtained from the Waikato Expressway, which is a high volume and high-speed road. At peak traffic times, this was both a safety concern and a driving challenge to vehicles turning right in and out of Annebrook Road.
The Waikato District Council made the decision to stop the road at its intersection point with State Highway One, close the road to vehicle traffic and leave open for pedestrians and cyclists only.
This meant the repurposed bridge had both sides unprotected from safety from falling, which was dangerous and non-compliant for pedestrians and cyclists.
Why as Moddex selected?
A bespoke, custom engineered balustrade was originally designed for the bridge, however this solution was complex from a build perspective, expensive to supply and the council had difficulty finding a supplier to do the job.
That’s when the Waikato District Council came to Moddex.
Our Bridgerail barrier option was the perfect solution. As an off the shelf design and fully compliant to the NZTA bridge manual, it was a cost-saving alternative that saved the council time and money. Moddex supplied a full design build solution including PS1, PS3, material & workmanship warranties and QA documentation which ticked all the boxes for our client.
The bridge had an angled concrete nib, which created a challenging situation in which the standard 4-hole Moddex Baseplate was unable to be used due to load requirements. Ever true to our core values, Moddex stared down the challenge and designed a custom angled baseplate with a flange on top of the nib and the side of the nib with 2 bolts on either face which then achieved the required loadings without compromising the existing substrate.
Our client was on a tight programme with hand over due before Christmas. Moddex got to work and completed installation of the barrier on Christmas Eve! Needless to say our client was very happy with the outcome!