Bridge girder installation

Bridge girder installation

Bridge construction is progressing well on two new bridges at the Caloundra Road interchange as part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade –Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway.

From Sunday 24March 2019, between 8pm and 5am, bridge girders will be installed at the site of the new Diverging Diamond Inter change at Caloundra Road. This work will continue for approximately four weeks, weather permitting.

A total of 49 girders will be lifted into place during this stage of bridge construction. Each bridge girder is approximately 28m long, weighs up to 65 tonnes and will be installed by a 400 tonne crawler crane.To facilitate these works, changed traffic conditions will be in place on the northbound and southbound carriageways of the Bruce Highway including lane closures and detours.Traffic control will be in place from 8pm each night, with road closures and detours to be in effect between 10pm and 5am.

Working hours

Night works will be required to complete these activities. The project’s working hours are:

Night works: Sunday to Thursday, 7pm to 5am.

Day works:Monday to Saturday, 6am to 6pm.

It is important to note that these activities are dependent on weather conditions.