CPB Contractors, as part of the Department for Infrastructure and Transport’s Fleurieu Connections Alliance project, has opened the first two lanes of the newly constructed Pedler Creek Bridge to motorists, marking a significant project milestone.
The new bridge forms part of a plan to meet the demands of the growing traffic volumes in the region and, once complete, will boast a shared cyclist and pedestrian path.
Measuring 161 meters long and 24 meters wide, the impressive bridge is supported by 50 locally poured super-T concrete beams. Each beam is approximately 35 meters long and weighs up to 64 tonnes. The beams were set in place using a 400-tonne mobile crane and a 700-tonne crawler crane.
The delivery of this new bridge forms part of the Main South Road Duplication project, which is being delivered by CPB Contractors as part of the Fleurieu Connections Alliance with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport, Aurecon and GHD.
The duplication of Main South Road involves duplicating approximately 10 kilometres from south of Griffiths Road, Seaford to Aldinga. This includes the addition of two new lanes in each direction, as well as the widening of shoulders and the construction of new median barriers.
The duplication of Victor Harbor Road involves duplicating approximately 5 kilometres between Main South Road, Old Noarlunga, and Main Road, McLaren Vale. This includes the addition of one new lane in each direction, as well as the widening of shoulders and the construction of new median barriers.
The Australian and South Australian governments have committed a total of $685 million to fund the Fleurieu Connections Main South Road and Victor Harbor Road duplication projects.