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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…
A Simple Method of Launch Geometry Design of Prestressed Concrete Bridge in Three Dimensional Space
Incrementally launched prestressed concrete bridges are built in segments in the casting bed. Finished segments are pushed out of the casting bed to leave space for construction of subsequent segments. The resulting geometry of the bridge will be…
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.
Assessment of Existing Composite Bridges
Since the early 1920’s steel-concrete composite bridges have been widely used on New Zealand’s State Highway Network. Unfortunately, many shear connector types that have been used are not supported by current design rules within the standards…
VicRoads Project Integration With The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) Structures
Over the next eight years the Level Crossing Removal Authority will oversee the removal of 50 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne.
Hendon Park Footbridge and the Waterview Shared Path Bridges Connecting Communities
The Waterview Connection completes Auckland’s Western Ring Route and is NZ Transport Agency’s largest ever motorway project which also includes a raft of community facilities to re-invigorate the area including a new cycleway network. The shared…
Design of the New Shared Use Path Bridge over the Maribyrnong River Using Weathering Steel
To improve the amenity for cyclists and pedestrians travelling on Melbourne’s second busiest cycle path, a new Shared Use Path (SUP) Bridge has been designed to provide a new and improved crossing of the Maribyrnong River. This new 190 m long and 4.…
AS/NZS 5100.6, Design of Steel and Composite Bridges
This paper presents some of the innovations that will be included within AS/NZS 5100.6, the first harmonized standard between Australia and New Zealand for the design of steel and composite bridges. As Chairs of the Committees responsible for AS/NZS…
Innovative Bridge Pier Solution To Reduce Risks Associated with Construction Adjacent to Railway
Roads and Maritime Services New South Wales (NSW) is currently undertaking an $84 million project to upgrade the Pacific Highway and Wyong Road Intersection at Tuggerah on the NSW Central Coast. The project involves conversion of an existing…