Abergeldie lifts and positions 115 tonne Australian BlueScope steel arch structure for the new Alfred Street Bridge

Following months of meticulous planning, we are pleased to share a major milestone for the new Alfred Street Bridge in Parramatta, with the arch structure successfully lifted and positioned into place. The Alfred Street Bridge will be the first true diagonal arch bridge in Australia, delivering a new pedestrian and cyclist connection over the Parramatta River between James Ruse Drive and the Gasworks Bridge. The $19m landmark project is in the final stages of completion and is part of the revitalisation of the Parramatta River and is proudly funded by City of Parramatta and the NSW Government’s Housing Acceleration Fund.

The operation to lift and position the prefabricated, 115 tonne Australian BlueScope steel arch structure for the Alfred Street Bridge using a 750 tonne Liebherr LG1750 crane was extremely complex and delicate and follows the successful install of the 110 tonne steel deck, just a fortnight ago.

With the steel deck and arch structures now in place, the team is now focused on the next stage of this complex project to install eighteen full locked coil cables by a specialist international contractor.

Abergeldie CEO Mark Bruzzone said “We are extremely proud of the collaborative effort to successfully lift and position the prefabricated steel deck and arch structure for the new Alfred Street Bridge, a project which aligns closely with our purpose to deliver the complex infrastructure to build better communities. We are grateful to City of Parramatta for the opportunity to deliver this Australian-first bridge and look forward to completing it over the coming weeks.”

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