One of the four north west river rail replacement projects, VEC designed and constructed a new 100m, 5 span steel and precast concrete superstructure on existing substructure.
Old riveted wrought iron beams were replaced with a new precast concrete deck to achieve the target load rating of 300LA and a 60 year design life. Precast elements were made in VEC’s precast yard.
After months of extensive planning and preparation the actual works occurred over an 84-hour time frame. Work commenced on Wednesday 26 December and was completed on Saturday 29 December 2012 – without incident and 6.5 hours ahead of schedule.
This project was a winner at the 2013 Tasmanian CCF Earth Awards.