Client:Department of Parks and Wildlife
Construction Period: Sept – Oct 2014
Total Value: $320,000 + GST
This project involved the partial demolition, restoration and repair of six heritage listed railway bridges crossing Jane Brook on the heritage rail trail in John Forrest National Park. This included the following:
- Removal of timber gravel beams;
- Removal of the existing timbers from the bridges with care taken to prevent damage to the timbers themselves (reused) and the steel girders;
- Jacking of the steel bridges to allow removal of the bearing assembles;
- Replacement of 8 bearings and restoration of a further 8 bearings;
- Cleaning and preparation of the existing steel girders and application of micaceous iron oxide to the top flange of girders;
- Reinstatement of timber decking to 1 bridge to replicate the original heritage bridge;
- Installation of concrete deck panels to 3 bridges along with steel balustrades for safe pedestrian access over bridges; and
- Establishment of an environmental and safety management plan to ensure protection of the workers, the public and the native flora and fauna in the national park.
All of the works were completed on time and on budget.