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Highest bridge required biggest dig

Jonathan Whittaker
The highest bridge to be constructed on the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway required 144,000 cubic metres of earth to be excavated beneath it.

Christchurch International Airport – an ongoing story

Gill Prentice
Since its inception in 1936, Christchurch International Airport has been an unfinished project in terms of ongoing development. Richard Silcock traces the history and recent
Heritage NZ

Manapouri Muscle

Charles Fairbairn
It was possibly the country’s greatest engineering feat, and certainly one of its most profound political milestones. HUGH DE LACY tells the story of the
Contractor Roads of National Significance

Giant crawler-crane helps construct long bridge

Charles Fairbairn
A giant crawler-crane was used for constructing the longest bridge on the Kapiti Expressway. RICHARD SILCOCK checks out the engineering challenges and some stats on
Classic Machines Tractors

Classic Machines: The Euclid C-6 tractor

Charles Fairbairn
Richard Campbell examines the early track-type tractors produced by Euclid before its name changed to Terex. Introduced by Euclid in 1959 after extensive field testing,
Contractor Project

Alice strips down and says farewell

Charles Fairbairn
CHRIS WEBB says farewell to Alice, the tunnelling machine that chewed her way through 800,000 cubic metres of spoil under Auckland and laid more than
Contractor Project

Kapiti’s Expressway forges ahead

Charles Fairbairn
Construction of the $630 million, four-lane Kapiti Expressway is forging ahead and despite technical challenges and a very wet winter contractors are rejoicing over progress.