Country Bridge Solutions

The Country Bridge Solutions project is a Roads and Maritime Services project which partners with regional councils to optimise a cost effective and innovative solution for replacing bridges in poor condition on regional and local roads. RMS provides regional councils with technical support and a framework for implementation of the project including a suite of standard bridge designs that are simple and easy to build and the production of guides to assist council staff on suitability, investigation, design, construction and maintenance.

Bridge Knowledge has provided high level advice and services for phase two of the project including:

  • Project management documentation
  • Developing estimates
  • Design reviews
  • Providing general advice and support
  • Facilitation of workshops
  • Assisting with the development and providing input in to the finalisation of all Guides.

Timber Bridge Recycling

The current panel contract for recycling of bridge timber has expired and Roads and Maritime Services wish to establish a new panel contract.

Bridge Knowledge has been engaged to carry out the following Scope of Work:

  • Seek formal feedback from current panel members
  • Carry out a review of current contract documentation and specifications and recommend changes
  • Update documents accordingly ready for tender
  • Manage tender process

Oxley Highway Assessment of Bridge Safety Barriers

Carried out a safety review on the bridge barriers of 22 structures on HW11 Oxley Highway between Wauchope and Coonabarabran for Roads and Maritime Services. Reviewed all structures individually to assess their compliance to existing standards, desktop assessment of existing bridge rails and subsequently made a recommendation on whether or not the approach safety rails could be structurally connected to the bridges. A recommendation was made for each bridge with comments provided on the existing bridge barriers.

Developed concept options for each structure for an approach road safety rail connection with standardised solutions to ensure costs for the project were minimised. Provided detailed concepts included dimensioned sketches, quantities and relevant design standards.