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Location Clintonvale, Queensland
icubed consulting were engaged to complete the detailed design of a dilapidated timber road bridge on Kadows Road, for Southern Downs Regional Council. Whilst this is a low use road, it is an important link for property owners in the area, who need to follow a significant detour route since the closure of the original bridge. icubed consulting have worked closely with council to avoid the high cost of replacing this bridge using prestressed concrete, having developed a cost effective and quick to deploy engineering solution to refurbish the existing structure.
Having received our order to complete the design on 26 May 2015, we were able to fast track the design process for this bridge within one week, which included the geotechnical analysis of a micro piled raft foundation for the abutments. Following conclusion of the design process, council were able to place orders for all materials and labour required to execute the works.
Demolition and enabling works for the refurbished bridge commenced on 8 June 2015 and then on 23 June 2015, all 30 Fibre Composite micro piles were driven to create a solid foundation for the structure.
The bridge was completed on 28 August 2015 and contains a hybrid of modern and traditional materials, combining to service the local community and carry their produce on heavy vehicles up to a T44, Semi-Trailer and withstand periodic inundation from the creek which it bridges.
Our innovative solution includes;