QMF was awarded the contract by Roads and Maritime Services NSW to construct new abutments to Monkerai Bridge over the Karuah river at Monkerai. The bridge was built in 1882 and is one of most significant bridges in NSW from a heritage perspective. It is the 2nd oldest surviving timber truss bridge in NSW and a rare example of an old PWD truss bridge.

Scope of works on this project included but was not limited to:

  • Abutments
  • Piers
  • Pile caps

Other aspects of the project included working within heritage guidelines to preserve structure, access constraints, working within environmental controls and keeping fluency of works to meet timelines.

Works expected to be completed: January 2021 for re-opening of bridge

Project Contact: David Macgregor – Roads and Maritime Services NSW

https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/hunter/hunter-bridges/monkerai-bridge/index.html