Not only since the "Lord of the Rings" movie New Zealand is a place to visit for its scenic beauty. View is an important asset to the "Kiwis", the nickname of the New Zealanders. But also the safety of the car drivers is very important in the country near Australia. The Australian-based distribution partner of CARL STAHL ARCHITECTURE managed to combine both.
In Auckland, the famous Dilworth pedestrian bridge spans a motorway. To ensure that nothing can fall from up there, either intentionally or unintentionally, onto the cars below, the people in charge stretched 380 m² of the X-TEND CXE stainless steel cable net over the entire bridge.
In 2012, when a 43-metre section of the pedestrian bridge was brought into place during construction work, the entire motorway had to be closed for several hours. South of the Newmarket Viaduct in Auckland, construction workers used a heavy-duty crane to place the 83-tonne section with millimetre precision.
Steve Mutton, who was responsible for this section of motorway, said the pedestrian bridge reflected the neighbourhood of Mount Hobson and Mount Eden. The bridge will also visually represent the waves of the nearby ocean for the many motorists. Mutton is also confident that the bridge is one of the safest in New Zealand. The reason for this is the minimised risk of something falling or being thrown onto the cars passing under the bridge due to the tensioned stainless steel cable net.
The view from the pedestrian bridge is unobstructed despite the close-meshed X-TEND stainless steel safety net. The beauties that Auckland has to offer should not be hidden under any circumstances. These include ...
Fun fact at the end: The indigenous people of New Zealand, the Maori, call Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau. This means "A young beauty with 100 lovers".
Anti-throw barrier above motorway
380 m2, ◊ 40 mm, ø 1,5 mm