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Young Street Bridge Repairs

ClientGladstone Regional Council
Value$1.1M
StateQueensland
CompletedSeptember 2016

The purpose of this project was to repair the two bridges (North Coast Rail Line and the Barney Point Coal Facility) on Young Street in Gladstone (QLD) to increase their service levels to the community and increase the design life of the bridges.

The scope of works included concrete patch repairs to structurally significant members, repairs to the deck joints, replacement of the deck wearing and footway surface and repairs to the concrete bridge joints on the two bridges.

Challenges

While replacing deck joints and deck wearing courses our team had to work under the traffic while only being able to close one lane at a time. This was addressed by implementing an appropriate traffic management plan.

There were also extensive approval processes that needed to be addressed to gain entry into the railway corridor. By planning our program well, we were able to take these timely processes into consideration and mitigate any delays to our program.

Furthermore, access to the railway corridor was limited due to high frequency train traffic. Here too, meticulous planning was involved to ensure there were no delays to our program of works. By ensuring there was a Track Protection Officer and Authorised Person on site during the works, we could ensure that the works were conducted in an efficient manner.

Finally, the works were conducted under overhead powerlines which meant that appropriately trained and competent personnel were critical to the safety of delivering this project.

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