Kimberley Rail Bridge Span Replacement


Bridge Span Replacement over the Mersey River

Fabricated steel plate girder rail bridge with timber transoms on new concrete beam and old pier.

Client: TasRail

Contractor: VEC Civil Engineering / Haywards

The Kimberley Rail bridge was originally built in the late 1800s and one span and one abutment was washed away in the June 2016 floods.  Rare undertook the concept design, documentation and proof checking of the replacement span and abutment.  The rail bridge was back in service within 9 weeks of the flooding.  The new girder was designed to look similar to the existing spans for heritage reasons.