Accelerated bridge construction for level crossing removal in a high-traffic metropolitan environment

The Victorian State Government has committed to removing 75 of the most dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025. Two of these now completed level crossing removal projects: Buckley Street, Essendon and Camp Road, Campbellfield; were positioned nearby key arterial roads in highly constrained residential areas of Melbourne. Removed as part of the North Western Program Alliance (NWPA), it was imperative that the each bridge was designed to have the least disruption on the community and environment, ensuring that Melbourne was able to keep moving during the works. This paper discusses the engineering solutions that were developed to minimise construction duration and traffic disruption. In using a similar bridge design to that of Camp Road, the Buckley Street rail bridge benefited from the lessons learned in its design and construction phases, resulting in an optimised design. Whilst challenges specific to the Buckley Street site were encountered, the rail bridge was completed successfully, and kept closure of each track of the Upfield rail line limited to 18 days.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: 9th Australian Small Bridges Conference, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 1-2 April 2019

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  • Accession Number: 01714762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 26 2019 11:34AM