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Citylink Tulla Widening Project English Street Bridge Demolition and Construction
As part of the CityLink Tulla Widening (CTW) project, the English Street Bridge will be reconstructed to accommodate the widened Tullamarine Freeway and improve access to Essendon Fields. The reconstructed English Street Bridge will be a single span…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…