Mangaweka Bridge Replacement
Timeline: June 2018 - June 2022
The existing historic 115 year-old bridge was closed for repairs in October 2016. On inspection it found that the timber beams were weakened beyond repair so the bridge was reopened with a maximum weight limit of 6 tonne.
Since then Council has been involved in the design and consenting process to construct a new bridge. The design is now complete, and contract documents are being finalised.
If all goes well construction could start in June 2020. The new bridge would take two years to complete.
The existing bridge was built in 1904 and was going to be demolished after the new bridge was opened. However there was a strong push to keep the historic bridge. So Rangitikei and Manawatu District Council’s decided to keep the bridge for pedestrians and cyclists to use. On-going maintenance of the old bridge will be funded by the Mangaweka Heritage Trust.
Out for Tender
Contractors were invited to register their interest in this project at the beginning of the Pre-Implementation Phase. As a result four contractors have had early engagement throughout the design process to ensure the constructability of the new bridge. On 4th May 2020 these four contractors were invited to submit tenders.The deadline for submission of tenderers has been extended to 24th July 2020.