The 2016 flood washed away part of the bridge and a section of embankment closing the rail line. This had a significant impact on TasRails operations. A rapid replacement solution was required. Availability of resources was difficult as the flooding was state-wide with impacts across every transport sector.
the rare innovation:
Engineering Edge (now Rare) worked closely with Contractors VEC and Haywards to fast track the design, procurement and installation of the replacement abutment and steel span.
The award-winning project enabled the train line to be opened up 9 weeks after the flood. A collaborative approach by all parties involved enabled this enormously fast-tracked remedial works project to achieve the key benefit of returning the rail back in to operation in such a short time frame.