Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency managed the design and construction of the replacement Whirokino Trestle and Manawatū River Bridge.
The primary purpose of the project was to improve the safety, efficiency and resilience of these structures. The old trestle and bridge had become unsafe for High Productivity Motor Vehicle (HPMV) loads. Additionally, the trestle was approaching the end of its structural life.
This project has delivered a number of benefits, including: