Innovation & Excellence in Construction
VEC is a leader in the design and construction of bridges and has built a diverse range of structures over the years. Our expertise, practical engineering approach and equipment are highly regarded industry-wide.
We undertake large multiple-span highway bridges to small single span bridges, providing tailored designs and construction methods to suit client needs. Our bridge construction capabilities include road, rail, pedestrian bridges, as well as culvert constructions.
VEC provide a complete bridge building service. We do self-perform all excavation works, pre-casting of concrete elements, piling, and bridge construction. We have a steel fabrication department which fabricates guardrails, posts and other items. VEC is a ‘one stop shop’ for bridge construction. We find our clients appreciate the fact that we have direct control over all aspects of bridge construction.
Limited closure works
VEC has a wealth of experience in performing construction works under limited closure periods. This includes the full replacement of a 100 metre, 5 span steel and pre-cast concrete superstructure on existing substructure within a 84 hour shut down (completed within 77.5 hour; 6.5 hours ahead of schedule - Don River Rail Bridge). VEC also has vast experience in replacing smaller structures such as the timber bridge replacements with precast concrete culvert or bridges on several Queensland Rail bridges projects where the structures were replaced in 48 hour shutdown periods.
Australia's longest ever simply supported Single Span Bridge launch
VEC has also undertaken what is believed to be Australia’s longest ever simply supported Single Span bridge launch, at the Jordan River Bridge. Here, we launched a 70 metre long span using a hydraulic ram to mitigate any potential damage to the underlying Aboriginal heritage and environmentally sensitive land. This innovative solution is just one of the many examples that has formed the Innovation & Excellence foundation of our organisation.
Not only do we design and construct bridges, our experience also includes the rehabilitation of bridges, such as the Bethanga Bridge across Lake Hume, in Victoria, and the Red Bridge in Campbell Town, Tasmania.
We undertake large multiple-span highway bridges to small single span bridges, providing tailored designs and construction methods to suit client needs.