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.
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.contact