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Videos about the Waikato Expressway

Watch the big bridge over the Karapiro Gully get built, see all the big machines in action and learn about safety.

Construction vehicles

The above video is a fun look at all the large machines used on the Cambridge section of the expressway.

Watch the bridge get built

This time-lapse video shows the early stages of building the Karapiro Viaduct. The very tall brown posts getting whacked into the ground are piles.

Early stages of construction

Members of the project team explain how they are getting the job done.

Building the top of the bridge

Another time-lapse video. Steel beams are lifted by cranes and put in place to make the top of the bridge. 

Building the steel structure

The project team talks about work on the top of the bridge and plans for planting trees in the Karapiro Gully.

Safe system design

Two roading experts explain how the Waikato expressway is designed to reduce injury if drivers make a mistake.

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