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Barwon Heads Bridge Dismantling

Project Details

Project Name:

Barwon Heads Bridge Dismantling


Brooklyn, Victoria



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Project Overview

IDES was contracted to undertake the dismantling of the historic 300 metre Barwon Heads Bridge, which has spanned the Barwon River mouth at Barwon Heads for over 83 years and serves as a vital vehicular and pedestrian link on the Bellarine Peninsula.

This structure suffered from a number of age, hazardous materials and condition issues that dictated its replacement. The project has a number of inherent constraints, which emphasised the need to work closely with the building contractors constructing the new bridge structure.

These include the removal of a redundant sewer line, which contains asbestos sheathing and the need to maintain a functioning access way as the old timber, steel and concrete structure comes down and the new one is erected in a seamless project delivery.