Ageing Timber Bridges connecting the rail network in Central West Queensland meant that the rail line was at risk of being terminated. Local outback communities rely on the railway to transport their livestock, so terminating the railway would have devastating effects. Queensland Rail set out a program to replace many of the timber bridges with steel and concrete structures.
The Theresa Creek Rail bridge was one of twenty-two timber bridge replacements on QR’s project, Central West Stage 3.
The client had to replace the bridge without disrupting the rail traffic and this meant that the bridge had to be replaced within four days.
To save time, Kenro prefabricated steel piers for the bridge. The fabricated piers were positioned as soon as the existing bridge was demolished, enabling the construction to be completed within a shorter time-frame.