Te Rewa Rewa Bridge

New Zealand

2012

Highly Commended

The Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, New Plymouth is a bridge like no other. Its evocative and ethereal style harmonised to its setting has catapulted it to being a potent cultural and community symbol. It has captured the imagination of bridge engineers and architects around the world – as a singly unique blend of both engineering and art.

The bridge’s balustrades were galvanized to HDG900 as designated in AS/NZS 2312. Then, after suitable preparation, one coat of matt white epoxy of nominal dry film thickness of 75 microns was applied. A further coat of semi gloss white polyurethane paint of nominal dry film thickness of 50 microns.