Friday, 9 June 2017

New rail bridges at Ohau Point

According to NZTA's newsletter, 
Six new road and rail bridges are being built near the largest landslides that came down near Ohau Point north of Kaikoura. The bridges are being built to span areas where loose material from slips high in the mountains is being washed down to the coastline. As construction ramps up, five crews will be working on all six of the bridges. Next week piling cranes, piling hammers and a drill rig will begin arriving on site to install piles for the six bridges. They will be built at road and rail level with crews digging down to between 4m and 6m to create a space under each bridge for the material to flow out under. Each rail bridge will be 12m long and 4.6m wide, while each road bridge will span 18m and be 12m wide. 

Now from this I assume this means three rail bridges and three road bridges. The article doesn't say exactly where but it seems likely these three flows shown just south of 214 km. Basically out of sight to the left you have Bridge 116 and Tunnel 19. So I guess these may well be 116A, 116B and 116C but we will see what Kiwirail choose to call them.