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Railway Bridge Superstructure Replacement 2

ClientTasRail
Value$796,000
StateTasmania
Completed2011

The project was part of TasRail’s ongoing asset upgrade program for railway bridges and structures In this package ten structures on the railway network had been identified as being in poor condition and having continual undesirable maintenance issues.

The Project

The project consisted of the upgrade of the following:

  • Western Line, Back Creek - 3 span structure with an approximate overall length of 22 m
  • Western Line, Culvert No. 1 - a single span structure with an approximate span length of 1.8m
  • Western Line, Culvert No. 2 - single span structure with an approximately length of 1.4m
  • Western Line, Old Railton Yard Bridge - single span simply supported structure with an approximate overall length of 5.1m
  • Western Line, Chasm Creek - a single span simply supported structure with an approximate overall length of 7.3m
  • Fingal Line, Culvert No. 3 - single 900mm culvert and two 600mm culverts
  • Fingal Line, Culvert No. 4 - single span structure with an approximate length of 2m
  • Southern Line, Timber Bridge - single span timber superstructure approximately 3m long

As with Package 1 VEC had to ensure that no constructions works interfered or delayed the operations of TasRails commercial train operations. To ensure this risk was minimised VEC had to arrange construction windows for removal and replacement of each structure within TasRail timetables.

In this project the long term durability of the new superstructures was of key importance. TasRail required a design life of 80-100 years.

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

2 Burke Street,
Woolloongabba, QLD 4102

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

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