How Long Does It Take To Build A Bridge?

2 March 2021
How Long Does It Take To Build A Bridge?

A Useful Bridge Construction Timeline

A bridge is obviously a significant piece of infrastructure but they’re often quicker to build than most people think. 
From start to finish, a bridge project can take as little as four months or as long as a year if more complex issues are involved. Each project is unique but we’ve compiled a typical bridge construction timeline to give you a general idea of the different steps involved. 
Your Bridge It NZ project manager will keep you informed every step of the way and our engineering partners can pre-empt any foreseeable delays in the resource consent process by addressing issues early such as the need for archaeological reports or iwi consultation.
Land ownership issues can also take time to resolve. Waterways can sometimes have marginal strips of Crown-owned land running along the edge – in which case an easement will be required to allow your bridge to span the land that you don’t legally own. This scenario can come as a surprise to many people but Bridge It NZ have plenty of experience in resolving such issues – it’s straight-forward, but will add a bit more time to your project.
Rest assured we can take care of any problems that arise and we always look for ways to speed things along. For example, we pre-fabricate all our bridges in our workshop to ensure installation on site is as quick as possible. 

Typical Bridge Construction Timeline

bridge construction timeline infographic
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