This was a $9.5m project for the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) involving construction of a new bridge, demolition of the existing bridge and construction of approximately 400m of new roadworks approaches. The works were delivered via a Joint Venture with Albem.

Key scope of works:

Bridge Works

  • Cast-In-Place Piles
  • Bridge Substructure
  • Prestressed Concrete Deck & Kerb Units, with Transverse Stressing
  • Protective Treatments

Road Works

  • Earthworks
  • Drainage Culverts
  • Subsurface Drainage
  • Protective Treatments
  • Unbound Pavements
  • Sprayed Bituminous Surfacing
  • Road Lighting
  • Landscaping

Notable aspects of the project:

  • The contract was won through an ETI (Early Tenderer Involvement) tender process
  • Coordination of logistics for remote works
  • Construction of a piling-rig access platform across the Maranoa River bed, including installation of low flow culverts

Value engineering options identified by the JV included the following adopted measures:

  • SGQ / Albem were very proactive in the ETI process to determine the most efficient design – including removal of pile-caps and substitution with larger piles that transitioned into columns, straight up into headstocks
  • By agreement, works commenced without finalised 100% documentation, to expedite works