Final span in place at Kangaroo Point Bridge

Final span installation signifies a significant milestone in the construction of the Kangaroo Point Bridge.

Final span in place at Kangaroo Point Bridge
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The final span has been lifted into place on one of Australia’s longest single-mast, steel cable-stayed bridges, the Kangaroo Point Bridge. The project is being delivered by BESIX Watpac-led Connect Brisbane Consortium for Brisbane City Council.

This major lift marks a significant milestone for the project as the bridge now reaches across the Brisbane River between Kangaroo Point and the CBD.

The 100-tonne, 25-metre span was expertly lifted into place recently, a process that involved sliding adjacent bridge sections across to accommodate the new piece. This engineered activity was executed seamlessly by the project team.

All structural steel bridge elements and cable stressing on this technically complex and unique piece of infrastructure is now complete.

BESIX Watpac Chief Executive Officer, Mark Baker said the project has created opportunities for learning and knowledge sharing.

“Creating opportunities for early career construction professionals is critical to ensuring the future of our industry,” Mr Baker said.

“We’ve welcomed more than 56 apprentices and trainees at Kangaroo Point Bridge as well as 12 graduates and interns, providing them with the opportunity to build their experience on a world-class project.

“A project of this scale and complexity exemplifies our ability to deliver exceptional world-class public infrastructure. We’ve brought the best-in-class together, combining both local and international expertise, which has enabled the sharing of knowledge.”

BESIX Watpac General Manager for QLD, NT & NZ Wade Cummins highlighted the planning and collaboration required to successfully deliver this project.

“Every aspect of the Kangaroo Point Bridge is complex. Our Queensland team has worked closely with our inhouse engineering team, partners, and subcontractors from the earliest stages of the project to ensure we achieve the best quality outcome,” Mr Cummins said. “Installing the final span and completing all structural steel bridge elements is a huge milestone for the team, made possible through collaboration and an unwavering focus on building the best project.”

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