Rewa Bridge

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The Rewa Bridge is a four lane concrete girder road bridge over the Rewa River joining Suva and Nausori in Fiji. The bridge has a length of 425 metres (1,394 ft), comprising seven internal spans of 49.5 m and end spans of 39.25 m. It is the longest bridge in Fiji and the longest bridge of its type in the South Pacific.[1]

The bridge was funded by a partnership between the European Union and the government of Fiji and was constructed by Fletcher Construction for the government of Fiji between October 2003 and August 2006 for a cost of FJ$29.7 million.[2]

Old Rewa Bridge[edit]

The new Rewa bridge replaces a 60-year-old structurally unsound steel bridge.[2] As of 2011, the old Rewa bridge is still in existence. There has been a proposal put forward by the Nausori Town Council to use the old bridge as flea market.[3] However, in 2011, the Fijian ministry of works set aside FJ$1 million in order to dismantle the bridge in order so that the materials can be used for other bridges in the country.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The construction of the New Rewa River Bridge, Nausori, Fiji". The Structural Engineer. The Institution of Structuural Engineers. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Rewa Bridge". Fletcher Construction Website. Fletcher Construction. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Council holds plans for old Rewa Bridge". The Fiji Times Online. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "$1m to dismantle bridge". The Fiji Times Online. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 

Coordinates: 18°1′57″S 178°31′44″E / 18.03250°S 178.52889°E / -18.03250; 178.52889