Out with the Old in with the New
Authorised Delegate, Gee Gee Bridge Project
Transport for NSW
Correspondence to the Contractor Nelmac Pty Ltd, of Yackandandah from David
Would you please inform your contracted surveyor, Price Merrett, that I recognise that this is the first time that they have provided a complete survey to Survey Specification G71, and therefore please forward my congratulations to Price Merrett, and Gary Dunstone in particular.
New Gee Gee Bridge
The new Gee Gee bridge Cunninyeuk - Norrong Road crossing of the Wakool River.
PMC was employed by Nelmac Pty Ltd, of Yackandandah the contractor responsible for the newly constructed bridge. Our role was to setout all footings, piles / piers and check formwork prior to concrete pours. , Establishment of a reliable control datum was essential prior to works beginning. One of our most senior surveyors took charge of this project in Gary Dunstone. Gary's efforts assisted in keeping the project on track and within tolerance, thanks Gary!
Site Preparation over, time for some foundations
Beginning of something quite special, early construction of the Gee Gee bridge, essential that survey setout is correct and cross checked.
Some unique methods used for handling of the large pre-stressed beams required to span the river gap with no central support. lot of extra construction and dismantling of temporary platforms and piers.
Ready for the Deck
Precise positioning of components has been important to this stage and will remain so quite a lot of form work checking remianing
Approaching Finished Structure
Looking good for opening ceremony a long process starting in late 2017 and completion in March - April 2020
Equipment in Use
Our workhorse on this project was a Trimble S7 Robotic Total Station 1 second instrument
Gee Gee Bridge New & Old Below
Slightly different perspective but highlights how far structural materials and bridge building has come
Gee Gee Bridge New & Old Above
A view from the North again highlights the calibre of construction and end product.
Congratulations and our thanks to Nelmac Pty Ltd, of Yackandandah