David Stratton
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.

Historic Gee Gee Bridge - Heritage listed

The Gee Gee Bridge is a heritage-listed road bridge that carries Noorong Road across the Wakool River, connecting Cunninyeuk to Wetuppa, both in the Murray River Council local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The original bridge was designed by Harvey Dare and built in 1929. This photo was taken around 1940

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.

Construction Methodology

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

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