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Contractor is required for the Bridge Bearing Rehabilitation

  • 1.  Contractor is required for the Bridge Bearing Rehabilitation

    Posted 19-04-2021 16:34

    Hi All,

    Council owns a concreter vehicle bridge which was constructed in 1965. The level II and Level III bridge inspections undertaken in 2019 and 2020.

    We are planning to do bearing rehabilitation for this bridge as bearing supports have heavily spalled concrete with reduction in bearing support area. In addition open girders /stringers – steel  shown Heavy section loss.

    I was wondering if you can introduce me one or two bridge contractor that offer these services in Melbourne?

     

    Kind regards,
    Roshanak Shahshahani



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  • 2.  RE: Contractor is required for the Bridge Bearing Rehabilitation

    Posted 20-04-2021 14:54
    Hi Roskanak,
    Dan Rowley from CE Construction Solutions. We are involved with the Australasian Concrete Repair Association (ACRA). I'd be happy to provide you with some contacts from a number of Victorian based concrete repair specialist who can assist with this work.
    I'm on daniel@teamCE.com.au

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  • 3.  RE: Contractor is required for the Bridge Bearing Rehabilitation

    Posted 21-04-2021 10:14
    Hi Roshanak,

    Just a query on your post. Have you tried putting out a Tender document out to the public for contractors to bid to ensure that you can get the best value for money on what you require for the Council? Here's a site to assist if you wish to. https://www.tenders.vic.gov.au/

    Regards,
    Arvind

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  • 4.  RE: Contractor is required for the Bridge Bearing Rehabilitation

    Posted 22-04-2021 14:39
    Hi Roshanak,
    I agree with Arvind that a public open tender is the way to go.
    Structural Systems is a Victorian based contractor who I have had experience with in WA.
    Beam spalling sounds like replacement is more a solution to your problems as capacity may be compromized. A check of how degraded the reinforcement is needs to be assessed. If there is no appreciable corrosion in the reinforcement an epoxy repair with a carbon fibre band to reinstate the beam capacity may be an option. If the bridge is in a marine environment, then replacement is probably the best option. The bridge is 56 years old and would be approaching its end of design life.
    Have a great day.
    Leon

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