When Debbie meets Murray

Landmark’s Murray pedestrian bridge tested

A pedestrian bridge installed by Landmark Products in the Logan Shire, was tested within a few weeks of its construction in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie.

The eight-by-two metre Murray bridge installed in the suburb of Underwood, spanned a drainage channel, replacing a previous timber bridge that had reached the end of its lifespan.

The installation was completed in February, and in March, the well-publicised flooding of Logan City pushed torrents of water through every waterway in the region. It was the biggest flood in the region since 1974.
Landmark bridges are engineered to withstand such challenges.

The bridge components – including hot dipped galvanised steel trusses and bearers, pine timber joists, hardwood kick rails – were delivered on site, with Landmark Installations project managing the construction through to competition.

The installation included the building of new footpath on either side of the bridge, the installation of two powder-coated steel bollards, one at each end of the bridge and the all-important abutment design and set-out – which were more than tested by Cyclone Debbie.

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