A Victorian First Bridge for Princes Highway East – Kilmany19.06.23
In a Victorian first, our team delivering the Princes Highway East – Kilmany Upgrade, with design partners Aurecon, have constructed and commissioned a 95m network rail arch bridge at Kilmany for Major Road Projects Victoria.
The Project involves adding extra lanes in each direction on the Princes Highway in Kilmany and required replacement of the existing road overpass, built more than 55 years ago. The network arch bridge type was chosen for its ability to span the width of the new four-lane highway beneath it, which the railway crossed at a large skew.
To minimise the impact to the existing rail line and highway traffic, the bridge was engineered to be constructed “off-line” next to the rail line and then slid 25m into its final position.
Trains are now running on the newly constructed bridge. Once the team complete works on this project it will see immediate safety improvements for 15,000 daily road users including upgraded intersections and a new service road to access the township of Kilmany.