Doval Constructions was engaged by Hope Island Resort Holdings and the Department of Transport and Main Roads to construct three no. 3 span bridges each with dual carriageways along Hope Island Road in Hope Island.
Works were carried out in two stages to allow the continuous access to motorists along Hope Island Road for the duration of the works.
The project has many challenges including the requirement to construct the works while maintaining a 2.8m wide passage for bikes through the works for the duration of the project.
Each bridge included the installation of driven piles, construction of pipe caps, abutment retaining walls, headstock piers and headstocks as well as buggy path retaining walls and slabs.
The bridges themselves consisted of precast, prestressed bridge decks which were placed by crane, and then secured using end pins and transverse post tensioned stressing rods.
The surfaces of the bridges required relieving slabs at each end, concrete kerbs and a services corridor which was covered with precast concrete panels to create a footpath. Each bridge was also fitted with aluminium guardrails and a hand rail for pedestrians.
The contract was completed on time, within budget and without a safety, environment or traffic incident.
Hope Island Road Bridges
Hope Island Resort Holdings / DTMR