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Strengthening and Widening of the Maribyrnong River Bridges Southern Approach Structure over the former Sunshine Industrial Waste Land Fill
The M80 Ring Road Upgrade Project – Sunshine Avenue to Calder Freeway consists of twin 120 m long bridge structures over the former Sunshine industrial waste land fill. The existing structures consist of a cast insitu post tensioned slab, supported…
The Waterview Connection: Great North Road Interchange Bridges
The NZ Transport Agency's $1.4 billion Waterview Connection in Auckland is the largest roading project ever undertaken in New Zealand. One of the dominant features of the project is the Great North Road motorway to motorway (SH20 to SH16)…
Design and Constructability Challenges of Strengthening Existing Bridges
The exponential rise of the population and freight load in Victoria have led to a strong need for the upgrade of existing infrastructure to accommodate the increase in demand and loads of high productivity heavy vehicles. In many instances,…
CityLink Tulla Widening: Widening of Existing CityLink Southbound Ramp to Power Street and Burnley Tunnel
The $1.28 billion CityLink Tulla Widening project involves widening of a 24km section of three major Melbourne freeways from Melbourne Airport to Power Street including the western section of the CityLink tollway, Tullamarine and Westgate Freeways.…
The Kirkbride Road Interchange
  • ABC2017-155-17
  • 26 Apr 2017
  • Bridges
Kirkbride Road is a busy urban road crossing State Highway 20A, the main route between Auckland City and Auckland International Airport. The existing crossing is a signalised at-grade intersection which contributes to local congestion and has a high…
2017 Revision of Australian Standard AS 5100 Part 2: Design Loads
Part 2 Design loads of Australian Standard AS 5100 Bridge design sets out the parameters for loads on all bridges in Australia. There have been numerous enhancements to improve the scope, clarity and intent. Design loads for road traffic barriers…
Angellala Creek Bridge: Explosion to Bridge Reconstruction with a BIM Future
On the night of 5th September 2014 a road-train transporting 52 tonnes of ammonium nitrate crashed next to the Angellala Creek Bridge. The bridge is approximately 30km south of Charleville, on the Mitchell Highway in outback Queensland. The incident…
AS(AS/NZS) 5100 - 2017: Rail Bridge Design and Ratings - Key Changes
The revision of AS(AS/NZS) 5100 series has resulted in key changes to the provisions for train braking loads, dynamic load allowance, train collision loads, bridge bearings and design for light rail bridges. Longitudinal rail force provisions have…
2017 Revision of Australian Standard AS 5100 Part 1: Scope and General
AS 5100 is the only Australian standard specific to bridges. For the first time, the scope has been extended from primarily a structural design standard to include other bridge related topics including safety-in-design, climate change and…
The Velobridge
  • ABC2017-146-17
  • 26 Apr 2017
  • Bridges
Increasingly, around the world, a type of bridge is emerging that is designed principally for cyclists. These bridges, which can be termed velobridges, enhance personal mobility, reduce traffic congestion, improve community health and promote social…