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Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure


$16 million


Blanchetown, South Australia

Contract Period:

December 1996 – November 1998

Blanchetown Bridge, Murray River

The Blanchetown Bridge over the Murray River replaced a bridge originally opened in 1964 which was inadequate for B-Double trucks and road trains.

York Civil was the primary contractor responsible for project and construction management. Works involved all piling, bridge substructure and superstructure, earthworks, pavement works and drainage for a 407m incrementally launched post tensioned concrete box-girder bridge. The works involved piling over water and on land.

Additionally, 3km of approach road works including rock and earth excavation and landscaping were constructed.

The project featured the first incrementally launched bridge in South Australia.

This project was awarded the Institute of Engineers SA Engineering Excellence award in 2000. Other award winning projects can be viewed here.