To some, Waitakere Nile bridge is simply bridge number 72 for Abseil Access – but to us this project, and so much more, are part of the larger picture of our 15 year devotion to building amazing complements to New Zealand’s cycle and tramping tracks.
Last week, at the NZBridges 2022 award’s night, our hard work and dedication was once again on the forefront with our 2nd award this year (So far!). It was the Waitakere Nile bridge in the spotlight however, and don’t let the name confuse you – it is located on the west coast and not in Egypt.
The tranquil and historical site got it’s name from a nearby hill that kind of looked like a pyramid.
Like all projects, this was not simply a one-man band, and Managing Director Martin Wilson had a long list of those to thank when accepting the award on behalf of all those who put in the hard work:
…I want to thank my team – Starting with Alex. He is one of those guys that everyone likes; once he is the project manager, it’s all good. I would also like to thank Malcom Nielsen our engineer on this and 29 other bridge builds over the last 10 years.
Our build crew are a special team. On this structure we have Ash in charge with Kenny, Darren, Kev, Al Ritchie, these guys were there everyday, rain or shine and sacrificed their blood to the sandflies.
But this team is just a small part of the great AA bridge building family. The other 3 teams are equally devoted and equipment, advice and enthusiasm is shared between them. So thanks to Matt, Luke, Chris, Josh, Ian, other Mat, Shae, Gerard, drew etc.
With another successful build now completed, we will be looking forward to making sure our current projects are stand outs as well. There are plenty of awards coming up however, so if you want to be a part of the award winning AA team feel free to contact us.