The New Old Mangere Bridge

This new footbridge to connect Mangere and Onehunga replaces the current well-worn bridge, which is a key link for cyclists and pedestrians from both communities. The bridge follows an elegant curve, suspended from a single arch as it clear-spans 60m and rises to 6m above high water sea level. The arch is a steel profile that transforms in cross-section along its length, and rises from a precast deck supported on finely shaped concrete pylons. Whilst offering passage for pedestrian and cyclists, it also provides projecting bays as quieter spaces for fishing, sitting and enjoying the splendid harbour views.

As part of an extensive community consultation process, the bridge was designed by Bossley Architects in collaboration with Aurecon, Isthmus landscaping, and with art input from Sunnah Thompson and Mathew van Sturmer. It is being erected by McConnell Dowell.

The project is currently under construction.

For more information see Waka Kotahi website