Palmerston North He Ara Kotahi bridge – Early 2019
In the Autumn of 2019, Resin Surfaces laid the graphics on the He Ara Kotahi bridge. The bridge spans the Manawatu River, and is part of a walking and cycling path, that connects Palmerston North with Linton Military camp, Massey University and other locations to the south of the Manawatu river.
The artist produced a great design picked out in 3 colours, we used fine natural dark grey and buff aggregates, to pick out the main design, then used a brown aliphatic epoxy paint to create the finer detailed Maori motif on the buff aggregate areas.
This surfacing (as it is on concrete that will not flex) will provide extremely high skid resistance with a lifespan of 20 years or so, and apart from the painted sections (which can be refreshed if necessary), will not fade even slightly.
We undertook the work for Concrete Structures Ltd, who had the head contract for building the bridge.
The bridge looks magnificent, with a simple elegant design, and a usable landscaped plaza area at the northern end. The bridge has become a destination for walkers, cyclists and tourists, with around 1500 people crossing per day,