Port Adelaide Viaduct
Structural repairs and improvements were carried out on the rail bridge and station in Port Adelaide. First constructed in the early 1900s, it was in need of extensive steel repair, both plate and structural. The platform height also needed to be raised to allow for modern passenger trains. This was achieved by the installation of new structural steel over the existing steelwork. Further to this, linear bearings under the bridge spans were replaced. In order for this work to be carried out 20 metre sections of the bridge were jacked up some 300mm using a synchronised lift system to gain access to the bearings.
On completion of the structural repairs, the passenger station was upgraded by way of new shelters, balustrades and safety screening. The project was carried out in a timely and scheduled fashion so as to allow access to all other trades involved in the upgrade. Project Value: $2,800,000