Focus has recently completed the demolition of the Seventh Avenue Bridge to make way for a new suspended concrete bridge. The concrete bridge was a 120 meter long mix of structurally unsound 100 year old timber, spanning over two main roads, two rail tracks with only 0.5 meter clearance to electric rail cables.
The demolition works were seen as one of the high risk elements of the entire project. Working hand in hand with our Engineering Consultants, the Focus Project Management team developed a safe method and sequence of works that was to the client’s satisfaction.
Once the planning stage was complete, the Focus Site team worked around the clock and completed the bridge demolition over the planned 48 hour rail shut down weekend. The demolition works were delivered to within the hour accuracy over the shutdown weekend. This gave a very successful outcome to all parties including Main Roads, Perth Transport Authority (PTA) and Decmil. In community spirit, Focus handed over sections of the 100 year old timber, to the Heritage Council, for the making of art works to commemorate the bridge at the completion of the project.