Grampians National Park Flood Recovery – Mafeking Bridge
Reconstruction of National Parks Assets
Project Management: A complete service including initial project scoping, design management and project delivery
Fixed Lump Sum
We were engaged by Parks Victoria to deliver a program of works responding to damaged assets from floods in the Grampians National Park.
The floods of 2011/12 completely washed away the existing Mafeking Road Bridge and caused extensive erosion of the downstream river banks.
We worked closely with the Park Rangers, design engineers and insurance loss assessors to determine the replacement cost of the existing bridge and to design a cost effective modern replacement. Located in a national park, the bridges also had to meet high levels of environmental and indigenous heritage requirements.
The new bridge uses a precast concrete main span built on top of concrete foundations, replacing the hand placed rocks and railway sleeper construction of the original bridge.
Extensive use of gabion rock baskets was used up stream of the bridge to protect it from future flood events and the river banks for 50m downstream reinstated and stabilized to prevent further erosion.
We were engaged because of our ability to work closely with Parks Victoria stakeholders, to provide strong program procurement knowledge and delivering this whilst meeting the insurance and government requirements. Strategically this role fits very well with us as a nimble organisation providing specialist knowledge to our client, delivering in a regional area on technically varied works.
We are also proud to have worked with clients whose primary client is the public and enhancing their experience of our National Parks.