Bridges overcome challenge – on time

Safe, robust and welcome addition to park

The bridges are nestled under a canvas of tree branches, connecting a rugby oval and a playground.

In the growing and exclusive area of Ku-ring Gai, just a few kilometres north west of Sydney’s centre, the council undertook to replace two deteriorating, narrow bridges at their increasingly popular Bi-Centennial Park.

What appeared to be a relatively simple project, was complicated by the locations: How to position Landmark’s pre-fabricated bridges without damaging the surrounding bushland.

One bridge is 20 metres long (2.0m clear width) and the other nine (with a 1.3m clear width), and after multiple meetings and correspondence between Landmark and representatives from the Ku-Ring Gai Council, appropriate solutions were developed on how to install the modified Condamine Bridges quickly, and with no damage.

The two modified I-Beam bridges (Condamine) were built at Landmark’s southern plant and were delivered in kit-form before being assembled on-site.

They both feature pine timber joists, dual-leaf pine timber baluster posts, powder-coated aluminium baluster panels, hardwood timber caprails and Modwood deck.

After the previous bridges were demolished and work was completed on the abutments, a crane contracted by Landmark Installations manoeuvred the bridges into position.

From the start of the demolition until the completion of the project took six weeks – all within time frames and budget.

The result is a safe, robust, welcome addition to a park that is used by so many members of the local community.

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