A major milestone was achieved on the $196 million Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Project in November with the installation of the first two bridge girders.
The Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Project, jointly funded (50:50) by the Australian and South Australian governments, is creating 265 jobs per year during construction.
The PTP Alliance is made up of the South Australian government, McConnell Dowell, Mott MacDonald and Arup.
On Monday, 22 November 2021, the first two Torrens Road bridge girders were installed using a 750-tonne crane, onto the newly constructed concrete piers and abutment.
There are 16 bridge girders in total which are being fabricated by local South Australian company, Bowhill Engineering.
The bridge girders are transported on trucks from Bowhill to the project site. Each girder weighs between 35 to 102 tonnes, with all 16 girder segments weighing approximately 1330 tonnes in total.
Bridge girders will be delivered and installed in pairs from November 2021 to mid-February 2022.
Once all bridge girders are in position, site works will continue on the bridge to complete the overpass before opening for public access in the second quarter 2022.