Safety was the top priority in the design and construction of a new pedestrian bridge at Reedy Creek at Port Fairy in south-western Victoria.
Following a competitive quote process through the MAV contract, Fleetwood was selected to design and construct the new bridge following a tragic fatality at the site in 2011. The contract was awarded to Fleetwood based on our proven ability to deliver a safe and attractive product, whilst adhering to the price and time constraints set by Moyne Shire Council.
“The project went well and we are very happy with the outcome,” said Moyne Shire Council’s Project Manager Jason Hoy. “We found Fleetwood to be a very professional group that are happy to work closely with the client to deliver the outcome it requires.”
Fleetwood installed our standard steel girder Balmoral™ product at the site using galvanised steel, Durability Class 1 Australian Hardwood decking and handrail.
The components for the bridge were prepared off-site by Fleetwood in our extensive manufacturing facilities, transported to site and assembled at location easily by crane.
The result is a highly-functional footbridge that makes it possible for locals and visitors to access the two nearby caravan parks and cross the river maintaining a safe distance from traffic on the Princes Highway.
As an approved supplier with Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), the project was completed with maximum efficiency. The contract enabled Council to bypass a lengthy and expensive tender process and secure a safe footbridge for the community as quickly as possible.
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