Leven River Bridge

ClientDepartment of State Growth
Value$8.86M
StateTasmania
CompletedJuly 2011

The Leven River Bridge was a design and construct project to replace the existing bridge while maintaining an arterial link between the east and west sides of the Ulverstone community.

The Project

This was VEC’s second project utilising a barge to build the entire foundation from the water. The bridge was built adjacent to the existing bridge on a curved alignment to facilitate tie-in to the existing road alignment. VEC completed the project on time and to client specifications, providing a lasting landmark for the Ulverstone community.

The bridge is a 154m long structure comprising four 32m simply supported central spans of 1510mm deep pre-tensioned T-Roff girders and two 13m long simply supported approach spans of 475mm deep pre-tensioned gap-spaced planks.

The precast girders and planks have a compositely acting reinforced concrete deck slam with a 50mm thick asphalt surfacing.

All girders and planks were precast at VEC’s Ulverstone Precast Yard.

The superstructure is articulated with a steel finger plate expansion joint at Pier 3, reinforced concrete link slabs at all other piers, and pinned connections to each pier and abutment.

This articulation ensures that each pier/pile support acts as a braced column in terms of its effective length.

Head Office

10b Industrial Dr, Ulverstone,
TAS 7315

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Hobart Office

Level 3, 116 Bathurst Street
Hobart, TAS 7000

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Melbourne Office

Level 10, 567 Collins Street, 
Melbourne, VIC 3000

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 (03) 9278 5100
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Queensland Office

135 Coronation Drive
Milton, QLD 4064

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112