Mathinna Plains Road & Evercreech Road Bridge Replacements

ClientDepartment of State Growth
Value$4.3M
StateTasmania
CompletedJuly 2014

The project involved the design and construction of seven single lane bridges to replace existing low load rated timber Bridges and approaches.

The overall objective was to provide safe transport of HPV/HML vehicles on Mathinna Plains Road and on Evercreech Road through the replacement of these bridges. All Bridges founded on Steel piles with a mixture of precast and insitu concrete elements and asphalt surfacing. The project was delivered on time and budget.

The specific objectives of the contract were to:

  • Design new single lane concrete bridges to SM1600 traffic loading in accordance with the requirements of AS5100 including the required design checks;
  • Provide durable replacement bridges, with minimum maintenance requirements during their service life;
  • Complete all construction activities associated with the construction of the new single lane bridges, including: foundations, abutments, piers, decks, fences, and guardrail transitions to approach rails.
  • Provide Bridge approaches including any stabilisation required to offer erosion protection to the bridge abutments and road approaches, and clearing in the event of overtopping and debris build up
  • Safely remove old bridges;
  • Have minimal impact on the existing waterways and conform to legislative and regulation requirements, and any environmental protection notices issued by relevant authorities;
  • Improve road safety;
  • To carry out the construction works with zero harm to workers engaged on the project;
  • Minimal disruption to the public during construction activities.
  • All temporary works and associated design that may be required to carry out the construction activities; and
  • Preparation, implementation and maintenance of all required temporary traffic management required to carry out and complete the construction activities.

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