Te Rewa Rewa Bridge


Client: New Plymouth District Council

Completion: June 2010


Whitaker Civil Engineering Ltd was selected to submit for the Design and Build of the new “Te Rewa Rewa” Bridge, an iconic pedestrian bridge, over the Waiwhakaiho River along the coastal walkway near New Plymouth.

This project included the project management, bridge design, fabrication, transportation, erection, earthworks, and construction of reinforced concrete abutments, springings and approaches of a new 70m single span bridge.

The project also included the upgrade of a second 22m reinforced concrete bridge crossing an adjacent river tributary.

This project was delivered by working within a partnering philosophy with NPDC to ensure that the highest quality was delivered on time and to budget.

·       Complexity of design & build

·        Complete project management approach from design through to commission

·        Heavy lift requirement and coordination of material supply to the project site

·        Quality of workmanship for concrete, steel works, painting and finishes


This special project demonstrates the range of skills and full capability of Whitaker Civil Engineering Ltd in the management of a complex project from design to delivery in an Iwi sensitive environment.