Concrete pedestrian suspension bridge at McLaren Falls

Bridge It worked with designers Tiaki Engineering to develop an innovative solution to provide a visually appealing footbridge, spanning 33m, at an affordable price at McLarens Falls.

We had to use one of the biggest cranes in the area because we could only access it from one side, making the whole project quite a difficult build.

The site only allowed access for a single crane, and continued access for residents had to be ensured.

The whole bridge was built in-house and the towers were erected in about a day and the concrete left to set for a week, after which the base was transported to the site and attached.

The new concrete pedestrian suspension bridge at McLaren Falls won Bridge It the 2015 Hirepool Construction Excellence Award for the second year running.

Let us manage the details:

Site investigation
and assessment

Full design, drawings,
fabrication and installation

Resource and
building consents


Funding application

Traffic management