The wet weather experienced in late January has unfortunately delayed the commencement of bridge deck demolition works at Bon Accord Bridge and has prompted a different approach to demolition to allow works to continue in a timely manner.
Due to the water level in Barambah Creek, the demolition contractor will begin demolishing from the existing deck, as opposed to the creek bed as initially planned. Safety remains a top priority, and with the shift in the demolition approach, the contractor had to undertake additional detailed engineer inspections to ensure the existing deck will be able to support the required machinery to undertake the demolition.
Preliminary propping of the bridge is expected to commence this week, potentially beginning as early as February 5, 2024.
While on-site activities may not be visible, the following off-site works are underway:
• Fabrication of the new bridge deck.
• The detailed design for approach works has been received by Council and is currently being reviewed.
• A tender for the rehabilitation of approaches, which will include earthworks, concrete, rock stabilisation and bitumen sealing components, is in development and is targeted for release in the coming weeks.
• Onsite rehabilitation works are scheduled to re-commence in April.
Council understands the inconvenience and impact caused by the bridge closure and continues to work closely with the project team to deliver the refurbished bridge.
This project is partly funded through the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA).