2009 Auckland Architecture Awards Winner
Hillcrest Road Bridge
This bridge turns the constraints of top-down construction into an opportunity to echo the old ridgeline with an elegant, slim deck structure. Creative thinking from the architect and engineer replaced the usual centre pier with two struts that narrow the motorway and reduce the excavation. The struts are brightly coloured, forming an appropriate highlight in the landscape. Like all popular structures it has attracted a nickname - the Pukeko Bridge.