The Parramatta Light Rail includes a major structure, the James Ruse Drive Underbridge.
The 64m long steel arch bridge was assembled on site and transported across the road and installed onto the pier within a night shift using complex temporary works with strand jacks and self propelled modular transporters (SPMTs). What would look like the work of a wizard from afar, will be explained and broken down into engineering problems that were solved one by one. The presentation will be featuring photos, drawings and time-lapses.
Part 1 (by Parramatta Connect): This presentation will introduce the project, give an overview of the bridge layout and present the development of the construction methodology. Then it will explain the preparations leading to the weekend road closure to transport the bridge across the road and give an insight into the complex planning required.
Part 2 (by CaSE Design): This presentation will show the detailed temporary works including the SPMTs by Sarens and explain the different load transfers and interfaces. Then it will elaborate on risk mitigation strategies for such a complex operation and the benefits of doing a risk review workshop.
Florian Dieterle - Principal Engineer, CaSE Design
Florian has 15 years industry experience as a Design Engineer, specialising in construction engineering and temporary works and the design and delivery of construction equipment for precast-segmental and steel bridges. He is a technical solution provider for complex methodologies. Florian has significant project experience worldwide, including Queensferry Crossing in Scotland, various viaducts in South-East Asia, and in Australia: Westgate Tunnel, Sydney Metro, Cross River Rail, Batemans Bay Bridge, Grafton Bridge.
Danny Kim - Senior Project Engineer, CPB
Danny has over 10 years’ industry experience as a construction engineer on major infrastructure projects in Australia. Some of the significant projects he has worked on include Parramatta Light Rail Project, Westconnex New M5, Sydney Light Rail Project, Roy Hill Project, APLNG and GLNG and Brisbane Airport Link.
Jamie Kennedy - Project Engineer, CPB
Jamie has over 9 years experience working as a construction engineer on major infrastructure projects in Australia. Some of the significant projects he has worked on include Parramatta Light Rail Project, Sydney Light Rail Project, Wyangala Dam Safety Upgrade and Bulk Liquids Berth 2 Port Botany.
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