Summary of Project

Carrathool Shire Council, together with the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) provided joint funding to construct a new bridge over the Murrumbidgee River at Carrathool. The new bridge is part of the Bridges for the Bush programme, which is a NSW Government commitment to improve road freight productivity by replacing or upgrading bridges over five years at 17 key locations in regional NSW. The program will enhance freight productivity in country NSW and includes replacing or upgrading five key priority HML deficient bridges on State managed roads and 12 timber truss bridges on State, regional and local roads.

Summary of Involvement

Dreise Tucker ATOL Pty Ltd carried out an environmental assessment (review of environmental factors) and the concept design for the proposed new bridge. This included the design of approximately 800m of new road, the widening of an existing culvert structures, and a new 5 span (100m) concrete road bridge to RMS specification. To deliver the works our team provided multidisciplinary engineering services including environmental, civil and road, hydraulic, drainage, pavement and structural engineering.

Why Dreise Tucker?

Dreise Tucker ATOL was selected by Council to perform the works based on value for money, clear methodology and the high calibre of technical capability of the key team members set forth in our open tender submission. Our team led council and RMS through an optioneering process that collaboratively produced an economical and functional design solution that satisfied all stakeholders.