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Pelorus Bridge Scaffold

Pelorus Bridge Scaffold by Scaffold Marlborough
Pelorus Bridge Scaffold by Scaffold Marlborough

Pelorus Bridge Scaffold

Transit NZ are upgrading bridges around New Zealand with a “seismic retro fit”. This 1956 built bridge is on the Pelorus River at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, about 16km west of Havelock on SH6.

Scaffold challenge

“The scaffold was a challenge, with only a small 2m wide shelf we could build off up to the bridge. We then spanned out, tied to the bridge twice, then dropped the scaffold 8 metres down towards the water line,” said Lyndon Robinson of Scaffold Marlborough.

Long rock anchors

“We have since then dropped it another two metres so that the geologist could do a rock map to decide where to put in about eight 15m long rock anchors. Then we had a flood warning and had to raise the scaffold to 7 metres off the water line until they start work again.”

Thank you to Lyndon Robinson of Scaffold Marlborough for the use of this photo.




Pelorus Bridge Scaffold ready for a seismic retro fit
Pelorus Bridge Scaffold ready for a seismic retro fit


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