Wharf & Heritage Crane Rehabilitation at North Wharf, Melbourne
Rehabilitation Works at Schneider Road Bridge, Eagle Farm
Schneider Road Bridge is located at Schneider Road, Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Queensland. It was designed by Cardno in 2006 and was built by a contractor on the same year.
An inspection was carried out in 2013 by Cardno and discovered the defective pot bearings at the abutment. Another inspection was undertaken by AECOM and found the concrete spill-out a the northern abutment which has seriously weakend the articulation of the deck.
With these defects found on the bridge, Brisbane City Council instructed the replacement of 40 units of bridge pot bearings and removal of concrete at the northern abutment to free up the articulation of the bridge.
Daylesford Low Level Basin Remediation
Nepean River Footbridge
The Nepean River Footbridge is a new bridge in Penrith, NSW that provides a safer crossing for pedestrians and cyclists over the Nepean River and improve connections to existing and future shared paths, including the Great River Walk. The main span is a 200m long steel truss that was prefabricated and tramsported to site. Each truss bay of 25m was assembled on site and incrementally launched across the river. Two temporary steel piers were erected in the river to provide support during the launching operations. Freyssinet Australia was contracted to provide design assistance on the launching methodology as well as performing the launching activities on site. Freyssinet also designed, supplied and installed 10 pot bearings, 4 for the truss and 6 for the approach span. The Nepean River Bridge has the longest main span of any shared path bridge in Australia.
Bridge over Clarence River at Harwood Bearings and EJ Supply
RMS planned to have a new bridge over the Clarence River at Harwood as part of Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade project.
The new bridge has 36 piers with 23 on land and 13 over the river. It has 144 concrete girders weighing about 168 tonnes each. The span length is 41 metres and the clearance in the middle is 30 metres.
The bridge is about 20 metres east of the existing bridge, 1.5 kilometres long and is four lanes wide crossing the Clarence River.
Freyssinet Australia supplied 56 nos. 810x276 and 232 nos. 750x276 laminated elastomeric bearings with stainless steel attachment plates including 24 of sliding plate assemblies.
With a different contract, Freyssinet Australia also supplied 44 linear metres of WP350 expansion joints to the same project.
North West Rail Link - Stay Cables, Post-tensioning Works & Bearings
North West Rail Link is a railway link in Sydney which would connect Epping, The Hills Centre and Rouse Hill. The rail link will reduce the congestion along the route and provide direct rail services to the Northwest Business Park, Macquarie Park, St Leonards, Chatswood, the North Sydney district and the Central Business District (CBD). The project is a 23km route with 6 stations.
ICCP Steel Pile Corrosion Protection Program, Melbourne
Cobbadah Creek Bridge 1R15
The project consisted of external strengthening of the bridge over Cobbadah Creek, Northwest NSW (1 hour and 20 minutes north of Tamworth).
The bridge is constructed on a skew with 4 spans, end spans of 12.5 metres and internal spans of 16.5 metres. The bridge was suffering from cracking in the beams, deck and abutments. Each face of both beams had the 1R15 system installed.
Freyssinet Australia's role included the supply of steel deviators, strand and 1R15 anchors as well as the installation and stressing of the 1R15 system. Freyssinet conducted all tensioning site work excluding deviator installation, coring, beam thickening and access. Freyssinet installed the 1R15 system using 48 anchors; 24 active and 24 passive. 28 deviators were fabricated locally and installed along the length of the beams (completed by RMS) to create parabolic profile once the strands were installed. 24 galvanized, greased, sheathed strands, each 56 metres long, were installed along the length of the bridge and stressed using 25 ton AJ150 jacks.
ICC Heavy Lift
The Sydney ICC (International Convention Centre) heavy lift was completed for Lendlease for the Darling Harbour Live consortium's upgrade of the Darling Harbour Convention and Exhibition Centre Precinct.
The full project encompasses a 2.5 Billion Dollar upgrade to the area including construction of new exhibition halls, convention centre, theatre and public realm replacing the existing convention and exhibition facilities.
Judged as Australia's Best Infrastructure Project in 2017, the ICC Sydney is the biggest combined exhibition, convention and entertainment precinct in Australia, and was successfully delivered on budget, ahead of schedule.
Fern St Launch Bridge - Gerringong
Design and construction of a 347m incrementally launched concrete bridge along the Princess Highway West of Gerringong and spanning over the existing South Coast railway crossing. This bridge was always identified as a key area of risks for the project and the launch bridge solution provided many benefits: - Reduction of environmental impact of the adjacent protected wetlands. - No need for road closure nor rail closure. - Elimination of many high-risk work activities. - More aesthetic pleasing structure: longer spans, slender structure. - Significant reduction of maintenance requirements.
One Central Park Residential Development
First Stage of the development consists of two residential towers of 116m and 64.5m high, the tallest tower matching the height of the neighbouring UTS Tower. There is a common retail and recreational podium and garden and above these 593 apartments across the two towers in a mix of studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments. Dramatically extending from the taller tower is a monumental cantilever housing a panoramic terrace and a theatrical public artwork: an innovative system of fixed and motorized mirrored panels known as a ‘heliostat’. The heliostat will capture sunlight and reflect it down onto the landscaped terraces, extending the central parkland at the heart of the new precinct into this very green building.
South Road Superway
The South Road Superway is a 4.8 kilometre non-stop corridor, comprising of a 2.8 kilometre elevated viaduct structure, from the Port River Expressway to Regency Road located in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, SA. The viaduct structure consists of a dedicated dual carriageway constructed by the precast balanced cantilever method with cantilever and continuity PT tendons. Precast segments were erected by either Launching Gantry, Lifting Frames, or on Falsework using mobile crane.
West Gate Bridge Strengthening
Westgate Bridge is the largest bridge in Melbourne. The main span over the Yarra river is 336m long and made of a cable stayed steel box girder whereas the approaches are made of prestressed concrete multicell box girder. Western viaduct consists of 10 spans at 67m each and the Eastern Viaduct consists of 13 spans at 67m each. The traffic loading is to be increased by converting the outer shoulders into typical traffic lanes. Accordingly, the entire bridge is to be strengthened to enhance its structural capacity. The Western viaduct has already been partly strengthened in 2002. Strengthening is made of carbon fiber strips outside of the box girder, and additional external prestressing inside the box girder.
Willoughby Incinerator Refurbishment
This building was completed in 1934 and designed by Walter Burley Griffin of Griffin and Nicholls. It was closed in 1967 and transformed for commercial use in 1979 until the building was damaged in fire in 1996. In 2006, Willoughby Council was given a grant to refurbish the heritage listed building. The original building was a sandstone and reinforced concrete building containing a one-unit reverberatory incinerator and sewage dump.
Bakewell Underpass Bridge Launching
The Bakewell Bridge Adelaide provides access via Henley Beach Road between the western suburbs and the City and is an important part of the metropolitan Adelaide arterial road network west of the City. The 80-year-old Bakewell Bridge was nearing the end of its structural life and with its poor safety record was becoming increasingly costly to maintain and repair. This project involved the replacement of the existing overbridge on Henley Beach Road, passing over James Condon Drive and the railway tracks in Mile End, with an Underpass. Freyssinet lifted and launched the 3200-tonne railway bridge built offline on a temporary headstock 33.0 metres to its final position on the permanent abutment.
The Anzac Bridge, replacing the Glebe Island Bridge, represented the newest landmark bridge in Australia at time of erection and is now a major feature on the Sydney skyline. Located in the Pyrmont area of Sydney this 350m central span, cable stayed bridge links Victoria Road with Pyrmont, Ultimo and the Sydney CBD. It is the longest bridge in Australia to use the cable stayed structural form when it was constructed. Freyssinet were selected to undertake the supply and installation of various new engineering technologies required to complete the construction of this landmark bridge.