Rejuvenation of the Port Adelaide viaduct

The South Australian Government has embarked on the rejuvenation of the Adelaide suburban railway system including electrification, purchase of new electric railcars, track upgrade, station reconstruction and selected critical infrastructure upgrade. A key component of the latter criteria is the rejuvenation of the Port Adelaide Viaduct. The viaduct is a key structure on the Outer Harbor Line. It carries the line across a number of main roads leading to the commercial area of Port Adelaide. The Port Adelaide Station is located on top of the viaduct. The viaduct is 95 years old, has had minimal maintenance and its condition reflected this. The track across the structure was in critical need of renewal and the structure itself required upgrading in the immediate future if its future life was not to be compromised. The upgrade of the viaduct was carried out by the Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) using a D&C contract and a partnering approach. This approach allowed innovative ideas to be proposed, developed and implemented, when appropriate. The result is a significantly altered structure that exceeds expectations for operational and maintenance requirements, the community and the future life of Port Adelaide.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12p.
  • Monograph Title: Rejuvenation and renaissance: CORE 2010: conference on railway engineering, 12-15 September 2010, Wellington, New Zealand

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01517062
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2014 8:06PM