SH1 New Ōpaoa River Bridge

WSP provided design, conservation, and construction monitoring services for the new Ōpaoa River Bridge, combining safety, strength and celebration of mana whenua and the rich local history.


  • Marlborough, New Zealand


  • Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Project Value

  • $22.7m

Project Status

  • Start Date: September 2018 – October 2020. Construction Practical Completion, Now in three years defects liability period.
From the start, we wanted the new structure to be sympathetic to the heritage bridge. The delicate shape and patterns on the new bridge reflect that approach, and the restored heritage bridge was designed
to serve the community well, long into the future.
Brent Morgan WSP Principal Project Director - Transport and Infrastructure, was project manager for the bridge.