Seymour Whyte wins contract to build bridge in New South Wales, Australia

WCN Editorial Team 22 Dec 2020 OCEANIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Seymour Whyte, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction, has secured a contract worth $86.2m to build a new 349m bridge on the Kings Highway, above the Clyde River in New South Wales, Australia.

Under the terms of the contract, Seymour is responsible for the demolition of the existing bridge and construction of the new one, including abutment works.

The scope of the project also covers an improved approach to the bridge, wider lanes and shoulders, safety barriers, and landscaping work on the riverbank.

Earlier, Seymour Whyte supported Transport for NSW (TfNSW) in design improvements to constructability and environmental outcomes.

Construction work will be undertaken by working closely with stakeholders, including the local aquaculture industry.

The project will see the implementation of control measures for erosion, sediment, biodiversity, and translocation of seagrasses to preserve natural environments.

The new bridge is expected to provide safer and reliable journeys on the Kings Highway.

In November, Seymour Whyte, in a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with John Holland, has secured a contract worth A$1.5bn ($1.09bn) for Sydney Gateway motorway in Australia.

Upon completion, the Sydney Gateway motorway project will provide a high capacity connection from the Sydney Airport and Port Botany to the new WestConnex St Peters Interchange.

The Sydney Gateway project is designed to provide toll-free connections to Sydney Airport’s Domestic and International terminals.

Under the contract, the JV will construct 5km of new and upgraded roads, as well as an interchange connection and 19 bridges.

The work will also include the construction of a dedicated flyover to the airport terminals, and pathways for cyclists and pedestrians.

Vinci subsidiary wins bridge replacement contract in Australia. (Credit: VINCI)

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