A slip below the Vista Bridge on Waitara Road, off the SH5 near Hastings threatened to undermine the bridge. Abseil Access was awarded the project to stabilize the abutment as follows: Install 59 soil nail anchors, with a shotcreted section directly under the bridge, and fit Steelgrid HR30 rockfall netting combined with Grassroots erosion control matting surrounding it to prevent further erosion and rockfalls.
Traffic control was carried out by Abseil Access, with the preliminary earthworks below the slip at stream level carried out by a sub-contractor using small and medium excavators. The slip face was scaffolded by Acrow Scaffold for access. The Canter truck with mounted crane as well an Iveco Panel Van (acting as a mobile workshop) were used by Abseil Access, and the team was housed 18km from site on the SH5.