Scheduled Maintenance works began early January 2017 on the old Panmure Bridge. This is an iconic site with a rich history dating back to the original bridge construction in 1865, built by McNiel and Wilson from Invercargill for the princely sum of 11545 Pounds- add symbol.
The Swivel opening bridge was controlled by a 50 tonne turnstill, remnants of which are still on the site today.
Auckland Transport have instructed Opus consultant to Project manage this work. Our scope include stripping out the rusted section on the underside steel I beams , application of an Altex epoxy coating system and Pier and concrete spall remedial repairs utilising the Sika specified technology.
The site is a challenging location, with the public, neighbouring properties and constant boat movements in close proximity. Affordable Access have provided an excellent work platform, fully wrapped to minimise work hazards from entering the air or water below.
A customised vapour blaster is being used with Garnet media to blast the steel members in conjunction with Phneumatic power tools to aid in scabbling and chipping loose sections in advance of the blasting unit.
Look out for the Topcoat logo when passing the adjacent Waipuna bridge,
We will be on site till the end of April