THE PONDS BRIDGE

Project description:

Construction of a four lane precast concrete and cable-stayed bridge as part of the new Stanhope Parkway for vehicular traffic, pedestrian access and a cycleway linking Quakers Hill with the new Stanhope Gardens residential estate. Scope included piling, retaining walls, a cast in-situ central column, placement of pre-cast concrete decking, pre-cast concrete span girders, a cantilevered cable-stayed footpath, approach slab and railings.

Complex Challenges:

Abergeldie’s review of the design drawings indicated an opportunity for a change to the footing design which achieved acceleration of the construction process without compromising structural integrity.
A complex element of the construction for the bridge span required accurate placement of 22 pre-cast concrete girders. Production, delivery and installation was carefully staged and executed precisely as planned.

Business unit:

Engineering

Client:

Western Earth Moving

Current status:

Complete

Start date:

November 2009

Completion period:

November 2010

Contract type:

Lump sum

Value:

$3.5 million