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Gawler River Rail Bridge

$4.4 million - Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)

All site works carried out while the line is still active, with regular passage of freight trains through the project

  • Construction of cast-in piles for new bridge abutments

  • Construction of in situ concrete headstocks

  • Widening of river cross-section and construction of scour protection

Off-site Activities

  • Fabrication of 27m single span steel bridge structure

  • Fabrication of precast concrete units forming the bridge deck and abutment beams

Main Rail Occupation (60 hour window) was the only time the line was not operational in which weather events included temperatures above 42 degrees Celsius and rainfall. During this window, the existing bridge was removed, existing piers demolished, new bridge installed and new track installed, with trains re-commencing immediately after the window had expired.

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