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Tauranga Eastern Link

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Project description

The Tauranga Eastern Link will provide, once completed in 2016, a much needed transport corridor in the Bay of Plenty. It has been recognised by the government of New Zealand as a road of national significance. It is designed as a four lane highway and includes in total seven bridges. It begins at Te Maunga in Tauranga and ends at the existing junction of State Highways 2 and 33 near Paengaroa. The Tauranga Eastern link will reduce the travelling time between the regions and hence support the regional growth.

Delivered products

mageba supplied both RESTON-POT bearings and LASTO-BLOCK elastomeric bearings for the Tauranga Eastern link. The LASTO-BLOCK elastomeric bearings carry a maximum vertical load of 8’100 kN. All twelve elastomer bearings are produced from natural Rubber (NR) and are reinforced with steel plates. The RESTON-POT bearings installed in the bridges of the Tauranga Eastern Link have a maximal load carrying capacity of 3’330 kN. Both the LASTO-BLOCK elastomeric bearings and the RESTON-POT bearings are designed and manufactured in accordance with EN 1337 and therefore marked with the CE label.

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Key data

Products:

RESTON-POT bearings / LASTO-BLOCK elastomeric bearings

Installed:

2012

City:

Tauranga

Type:

Roadway

Length:

23km