This month’s newsletter addresses the restoration of a heavily trafficked, dilapidated timber bridge in Dakabin, Queensland.
Queensland Rail enlisted WRD (Wood Research and Development) to assess whether the structure could be salvaged and save closing the road to build a concrete bridge. They found that the piles could be saved, and recommended replacing the deck with a new timber glue-laminated deck that could be built adjacent the road and craned into position.
The new timber deck was the most economical and least disruptive solution, but also paid tribute to the old timber bridge and released sixteen times less CO2 than a concrete solution. Have a read, here.