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Old Pedler Creek bridge dismantled to make way for a new era of transport

Wed, 29 May, 2024

The old Pedler Creek bridge, which was constructed in the 1960s was dismantled piece by piece this year. This heralds a new era for transport in Adelaide’s southern suburbs.

The two-lane bridge, which has been replaced by a new four lane bridge, was dismantled by specialist contractor Delta.

Demolition started from the top of the bridge with the strengthening of the existing structure with temporary works to allow for safe deconstruction.

The concrete bridge deck was broken using two excavator-mounted rock hammers, starting from the centre and moving outwards.

A crane was set up under the bridge to remove the steel girders and other large items. The piers were then broken down and will be demolished using excavators.

The creek bed in the bridge vicinity has been protected by a layer of geo-fabric covered in gravel while works were underway.

Following the demolition works are complete, the creek bed and banks are being revegetated.

Waste products from the bridge removal are being recycled and reused where possible.

The old bridge once its deck had been removed during the dismantling process.