Naisoso Bridge

Fiji

Client – Reicorp Fiji

Project Manager – Eastview

Year – Completed in 2010

Construction Cost – $3,500,000 (Fiji Dollars)

 

The Naisoso Island project involved the development of a Master-planned island resort. Included in the works was the raising of the island’s levels to above flood levels, and developing 5- and 4-star hotels, boutiques, a day spa and a marina. As part of the early works package, an access bridge was required to be constructed. An existing design by another consulting firm had a bridge with a construction budget of $5,500,000 (Fiji dollars). Through our innovative design concepts, Structural Design Solutions was able to fully design and construct a new bridge with a total construction cost of $3,500,000 (Fiji dollars), saving the client $2,000,000 (Fiji dollars).

 

The key structural engineering features of this project are:

  • Removing all retaining walls
  • Reducing pile numbers by half
  • Incorporating more-economical pre-tensioned beams
  • Simplifying Pier Support design