As part of VicRoads’ Geelong Ring Road Project, Decmil was awarded the Geelong Ring Road Stage 4C Design and Construct Project.
The project involved a two-lane arterial road adjacent to the Geelong-Warnambool rail line from Angelsea Road to the Surf Coast Highway.
Works included the design and construction of a 3 span bridge over the Geelong-Warnambool Rail Line including reinforced earth walls.
The scope of works included construction of 4.5km of new roadway, Construction of signalised intersections at Surf Coast Highway, Ghazeepore Road and Sovereign Drive, major service relocations (Telstra, High Voltage Electricity, Gas and Water) and construction of a shared user path and noise walls.
During this project, two cranes with a combined weight of 500 tonnes worked simultaneously to lift each beam into place. 18 concrete beams were lifted in place over the top of the Geelong-Warnambool railway lane. These 18 beams weighed up to 83 tonnes each and measured up to 30 metres long. The beam lift was timed so that there was no disruption to train services. The bridge spans over 112 metres with all beams lifted into place over three days.