The M.H.X. Chronicals
Author: marshalg

Chapter 1
MHX on Parade




















Hard hats on the tarmac

Hi-viz vests are on parade,

Construction is on schedule,

And the deadlines being made.

Morale is on the up and up,

The riggers work with pride,

The concrete pours precisely

And the public are onside.


Massive trucks fly back and forth

Hauling stone to pave

The motorway extensions

From hillside down to wave.

The progress is amazing,

Positivity extreme,

The Corps de Esprit encouraged

From the boss down through the team.

I’m just the gate man on this job,

I check the traffic flow

But I feel the pride in being

A small cog in this grand show!


Pylons vaulting skyward

Towering cranes to hand

Lifting massive platforms

Into place atop, to stand

Astride the balanced cantilever,

The reaching arms conjoined

To support the south bound motorway.

The catchword “MHX” is coined,

Manukau Harbour Crossing

A duplicate in line,

A sister to the Black Bridge

Built for another time.


The traffic flow is fluid,

The boys are on the ball,

We will have this project finalised

Before that World Cup whistle call.

The rain may pelt in sideways,

The sunshine bake the tar,

The gales may howl from westward

But advancement holds to par.

For collaborative progress

Is the keynote of this team

And our legacy and show piece...



MHX Gatekeeper

Mangere Bridge.

17th December 2008



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