CLIENT: Main Roads WA
TIMEFRAME: July 2012 – December 2012
VALUE: AUD$18.5 million

Construction of a new dual lane bridge involved the demolition and replacement of the old single lane Big McPhee bridge in the remote Kimberley Region of Western Australia.

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Delivered on time and on budget, Highway Construction in partnership with Albem Operations (the HAJV) successfully delivered this construct only contract involving the replacement of a bridge over Big McPhee Creek on the Great Northern Highway, 100km south of the remote regional town of Kununurra, Western Australia.

A major challenge of the project included a critical time delivery to avoid the wet season, and as a result the project was delivered within a very short timeframe.

Other features and challenges included:

  • creating and maintaining a local camp facility for remote workers;
  • building a remote concrete batching facility;
  • installation of a raked piling system;
  • and use of naturally occurring basecourse.

The precast bridge girders were also manufactured and transported from Brisbane with asphalt application to the bridge deck sourced from a ‘local’ Darwin supplier.