The Bibbulmun Track crossed the Murray River on the Long Gully Bridge which was lost in a fire in 2015. This is a new suspension bridge designed to replace it and maintain an all year round crossing for walkers.
This bridge will be built in two stages, stage one – the footing and stage two – the above ground cables and steel structure. The Department of Parks and Wildlife engaged Fortec to construct the pedestrian bridge footings over the Murray River on the Bibbulmun Track.
The scope included:
- Survey for setting out.
- Clearing any shrubs and foliage within the boundary of works.
- Removal and stockpile of topsoil.
- Excavation of all footings.
- Spreading for topsoil.
- Remove existing bearings.
- Installing re-inforcement
- Arrange pre-fabrication of steelwork and installation thereof
- Coordinated 20m3 concrete pour in remote location.
- All works were self-performed by Fortec.
- The project was completed ahead of the client schedule.
- Bridge Construction
- Ground Anchoring