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Strengthening of Bridges for Higher Productivity Freight Vehicles
Currently there is pressure from the freight industry to allow higher performance freight vehicles (HPFV) the use of major transport routes, particularly between the major centres of Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. An initial review of the existing…
Strengthening and Widening of the Maribyrnong River Bridges
The Maribyrnong River Bridges (also known as E.J. Whitten Bridge), is Victoria’s second largest road bridge being a 520 m long ten span structure that carries the M80 Ring Road over the Maribyrnong River in the outer western suburbs of Melbourne.…
Design and Construction of Rail Grade Separations for an Accelerated Construction Program
The Level Crossing Removal Project Package 1 (LCRP1) has successfully achieved its goal in Connecting Communities through the removal of four level crossings in record time by lowering the rail under road. The simultaneous removal of three of these…
Bridge Design Challenges on the Waikato Expressway Huntly Section, New Zealand
The Huntly Section is a new NZ$415M section of the Waikato Expressway running between Hamilton and Auckland. It will connect the recently completed Ngaruawahia and Ohinewai sections on a route that traverses the Taupiri Ranges within a deep cutting…
A Rail Bridge in Twenty Days: The Torrens To Torrens North:South Corridor Upgrade
The Torrens Road to Torrens River (T2T) project forms part of the overall North-South Road Corridor upgrade in Adelaide, South Australia and incorporates many components such as a new lowered motorway, road, service and pedestrian bridges, retaining…
Shared Path Bridges over Warringah Road Frenchs Forest, Sydney, Australia
As part of the Northern Beaches Hospital Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project, Warringah Road is being upgraded and widened to accommodate grade separation. The upgrade includes two new shared path bridges, at Forest Way and Hilmer Street,…
Replacement Of Four Long Bridges In Fiji Islands
Four bridges in the Fiji Islands were recently replaced using a Design and Construction procurement method for the Fiji Road Authority. The bridges provided vehicle, pedestrian and Fiji Sugar Corporation cane trains over waterways subjected to…
Kookaburra Viaduct: First-World Infrastructure for a Developing Nation
The Kookaburra Viaduct connects Jacksons International Airport and the Waigani district, where the Papua New Guinea government offices are located, in Port Moresby. The purpose of the project was to provide an efficient and uninterrupted connection…
Criteria and Guidance for the Design of Integral Bridges
Integral and semi-integral bridges are a common form of construction, providing some marked advantages over other construction forms. Integral and semi-integral bridges minimise the use of bearings and expansion joints by providing a direct…
Epping To Thornleigh Third Tracking (Ettt) Project - M2 Bridge Alternative Design, Sydney
The existing rail lines at this location sit on a marginally stable embankment of 1.5:1 slope and height varying between 6m to 15m. The existing lines cross the M2 motorway via an under-bridge and Devlin’s creek via an old masonry arch culvert.