The structures, over the Forth, Leven, Blythe and Don Rivers were failing because of age. VEC designed and constructed the four new bridges for TasRail between 2011 and 2014, taking proactive steps to ensure their longevity. The business also won an award along the way.
It’s no small task to rehabilitate and replace rail bridges at four different sites as part one project. But not ones to shirk from a challenge, VEC teams took on the project for TasRail.
The original rail bridges dated back to 1885 and had been gradually deteriorating because they were exposed to a high wind and saline environment. Complete replacement of those structures was recommended by VEC.