Wainui Falls

  • Location
    Wainui Falls, Takaka, NZ
  • Client
    Department of Conservation
  • Architect
    Department of Conservation
  • Structural Engineer
    Kate Zwarts, John Calder
  • Date
    December 2015

Remote control.

Our challenge
Fabricate and install a suspension bridge and 4 glulam bridges in a remote South Island valley during winter. As the track was closed during the upgrade time was not on our side.

Our Solution
Prefabricated at our manufacturing facility, we were ready to swap old for new. Logistics were planned closely with DOC to make best use of the helicopter staging as they were upgrading their track at the same time.

Products Used

Stainless steel components and fixings


Stainless wire rope


Timber poles


Glulam beams


Treated Pine timber

Richard Struthers

Project Manager

Department of Conservation

“I found the company staff excellent to work with: good, timely communication, and reliable.”

“In 2015 Edifice supplied and installed 4 glulam bridges and one suspension bridge on the Wainui Falls Track in Golden Bay. The project ran very smoothly on a difficult site, in the depths of winter. The quality of the workmanship, materials, and finished product is first class and problem free.”

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