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Rail Underbridge Wagga Wagga

​Summary:

CMA Contracting was engaged in December 2006 for the demolition of the Wagga Wagga Rail Underbridge.
The bridge was located over the Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga, NSW.

​Demolition took place over a fixed period from 5am on Saturday 30 December 2006, with the bridge and caissons removed by 5am on Sunday 31 2006, to accommodate the placement of concrete girders.

Project Overview

​The demolition works were completed by oxy cutting and a 50T Crane; removing the bridge in sections. Explosives were used to remove caissons situated in the river.

Caissons were removed with two excavators - 50 tonne Exc. on south side and a 40 tonne Exc. on North side respectfully on each river bank equipped with hydraulic hammers and buckets.

Residual material remaining in the river was removed by excavator on a barge and put into a bin for disposal.

With the bridge segments removed from their original location and stored in a lay down area, the processing and removal of the bridge. sections for recycling were carried out after demolition activities over a three week period with a small crew

This work was accomplished with a team of 17, working around the clock to complete within the time constraints of the contract.

​The Wagga Wagga Underbridge Demolition Project was completed without incident, within time and budget constraints.

Other Information

  • Client: Arenco
  • Value: $298,400
  • Region: New South Wales
  • Location: Wagga Wagga Underbridge
  • Industry Sector: Civil
  • Start Date: Dec 2006
  • End Date: Jan 2007

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