Bridging Solutions Made in PNG

By: PNG Business News May 01, 2024

Bridge re-decking and widening with NiuDeck


NiuDeck from PNG Forest Products is a purpose designed and engineered heavy plywood decking system that provides a long-lasting, cost-effective solution for bridge re-decking and widening. Quick and easy to install, NiuDeck’s durability and longevity are further enhanced with the application of a bitumen surface.

For situations requiring a whole new bridge structure, PNGFP’s NiuBridge is the ideal solution for bridging installations in PNG for spans of up to 25m, with an installed cost base typically under half that of equivalent concrete or steel. 

With a treatment warranty of 50+ years, both NiuDeck and NiuBridge require little maintenance thanks to PNGFP’s unique veneer preservation treatment, ensuring complete protection from termites and rotting.

Manufactured from 100% sustainable PNG plantation pine to both AS/NZS 2269 and AS/NZS 1604 standards, these Engineered Wood Products exploit the advantages of natural timber, which is not subject to fatigue failure, unlike other materials such as steel and concrete. 

NiuDeck installation nearing completion.


Suitable for a range of load conditions including Austroads T44 and AS 500 Bridge Design, NiuBridge and NiuDeck are widely used by local and state governments in Australia and New Zealand due to the products’ superior strength, light weight, flexibility and durability.

The peak body for the timber industry in Queensland has welcomed these products as a demonstration of the versatility and innovation of using Engineered Wood Products in bridge construction.

“Using prefabricated timber systems in bridges is gaining greater market recognition due to their inherent strength, light weight and low carbon emissions footprint compared to other construction materials”, said the CEO of Timber Queensland, Mick Stephens.

For more information on NiuDeck and NiuBridge, contact the PNGFP team now on 323 5995 or, or download product brochures at

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