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New approach for the Sadliers Crossing Bridge.

PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 7:16 pm
by 1of55
Original wooden trestle bridge with some of the concrete pillars in place for the new steel girder bridges.The replacement of the old wooden approach bridges to the Sadliers Crossing Railway Bridge over the Bremer River took place over the Labor Day long weekend.
The western end was completed previously.
During Saturday the old wooden bridges were removed and on Sunday morning the new steel bridges were in place and the track able to be reinstated.
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Wooden supports still in place after the wooden bridge deck had been removed.
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Deck attached to the crane while bolts and timber are cut and the deck is prepared to be removed from the supports.
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The lifted timber decks had to be hoisted over and avoiding the power wires, which were moved aside, to enable the decks to be lifted vertically and lowered onto trucks in the road below for removal.
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Loading the wooden decks on to the truck.
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Decks all removed Saturday afternoon
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Sunday morning the new steel girder bridges in place and some track laid and showing the new fibreglass composite sleepers ready for the rails
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A view of the installed bridges showing the new steel spans with walkways and handrails for the railway maintenance personnel
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View of the new bridges from the road
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