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Westgate Bridge, Victoria, Australia

The West Gate Bridge is a steel box girder cable-stayed bridge, spanning the Yarra River just north of its mouth into Port Phillip.

It is a vital link between the inner city and Melbourne's western suburbs, with the industrial suburbs in the west and Geelong 50 miles to the south-west. It is part of one of the busiest road corridors in Australia.

 

The main river span is 336 metres in length, and the height above the water is 58 metres. The total length of the bridge is 2,582 metres. It is the fifth-longest in Australia, the longest being Melbourne's Bolte Bridge at 3.1 miles. 

 

Scope of Works

 

The client called upon the expert services of USL International's strategic partner in Southeastern Australia, to apply 1,500m2 of Matacryl WPM hand applied to the steel bridge deck segments. The system was selected for environmental reasons as well as to avoid overspray onto passing vehicular traffic. 

 

 

 

 

Work was carried out between the period just after Christmas & before New Year at what is possibly one of the year's hottest times. The project was delivered under a partial lane closure system and handed back to the client in the ensuing days to enable traffic to commence as usual.