Cardiff Rail Bridge Structural Strengthening_ Newcastle NSW

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					                                                                                    Advanced Rehabilitation Technology

Project Reference:                                                                                                     Client:
                                                                                                                       Rail Services Australia
Structural Strengthening                                                                                               Savcor contact:
Cardiff Rail Bridge, Newcastle NSW                                                                                     Rajen Goundar

                     Insert Photo                                      Rail Services Australia commissioned
                                                                       Savcor to strengthen an existing brick
                                                                       bridge pier to meet current earthquake
                                                                       standards and increased collision loads.
                                                                       Savcor provided a complete package of design, supply,
                                                                       and installation of a fibre reinforcement polymer (FRP)
                                                                       strengthening system.

                                                                       The design required two layers of specifically designed
                                                                       FRP to be applied to the prepared brick pier surface.
                     Insert Photo                                      Savcor’s experienced and trained staff completed the
                                                                       works within the specified program without disruption
                                                                       to road or rail traffic.

                                                                        Special points of interest:
                                                                        •     The existing brick pier was strengthened to resist
                                                                              current earthquake and increased collision loads.
                                                                        •     All works were completed without the disruption of
                                                                              train or traffic flow.
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                                                                        •     The brick pier was strengthened using specially
                                                                              designed FRP materials.
                                                                        •     All works were completed in a set program to the
                                                                              client’s satisfaction.

Images from top to bottom:
•   Cardiff rail bridge located in Newcastle. The brick pier
    was ideally suited for strengthening using FRP materials.
•   Access to the bridge was by scaffold.
•   The rail bridge brick pier before works commenced.

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