Case study: Styx River Humedeck Bridge

This paper presents a case study of the replacement of a five span low level timber bridge, across the Styx River in Central Queensland, with a four span, high level Humedeck precast concrete modular bridge. The paper includes aspects of project delivery including planning, design, procurement and construction from the perspective of the road authority, designer, contractor and the bridge component manufacturer. Key risks and challenges of the project, which included construction of the bridge during significant tidal flows and provision of a temporary river crossing, damaged by flooding during construction, are discussed. This bridge replacement project by a state road authority is an excellent example of how a cooperative relationship between the client, designer, constructor and supplier can provide a value for money solution which manages construction risk and minimises community disruption during the replacement of medium size bridges.


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  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: 15th National Works and Engineering Conference, Ballarat, 27-28 September 2007

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  • Accession Number: 01387293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 10:18PM