Matagarup Bridge – Lifting Beams

Project Type

Structural Engineering

Project Location

Perth, Western Australia

Project Duration

2 Years

McDowall Affleck assisted York-Rizzani De Eccher Joint Venture during the construction of the Matagarup Bridge. In the construction of a large span bridge the temporary works and the erection process are critical design aspects and often the key factors for the success of the project. Rizzani De Eccher are world leaders in the construction of large span bridges and together with their subcontractor, ALE, have designed a very efficient erection system which has allowed a quick erection of the main arch of the bridge. McDowall Affleck were appointed for the detailed design of the two spreader beams which were used to lift in place the two wishbones now connected to form the main arch of the Matagarup Bridge.