Port Hedland Wet Salt Dump Bridge

Project Type

Structural Engineering

Project Location

Port Hedland, WA

Project Duration

9 Months

As part of their continuous maintenance plan, Dampier Salt Ltd planned to replace the existing wet salt dump bridge main steel deck at the Port Hedland site as it was failing due to fatigue loads. The design of the replacement bridge deck for the wet salt dump bridge required fitting into the main existing structure. The sub-structure was still in adequate condition with only the bolted splice connections of the main beams requiring replacement as they were failing due to fatigue loads.