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SA Event – Structures on the Oaklands Rail Crossing Project
October 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+10Free
Oaklands Rail Crossing was designed and constructed by the Public Transport Projects Alliance which consists of McConnell Dowell, Arup, Mott MacDonald and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI). The project involved the grade separation of the Seaford rail line from the Morphett Road/ Diagonal Road intersection located in the South West of Adelaide.
The design solution was to lower the Seaford rail line underneath Morphett Road with a top down construction approach. To minimise disruption to the community, the new section of railway and the new Oaklands station were largely constructed offline. Through close collaboration between the design and construction teams, the rail closure was limited to 24 days, during which time the new rail was tied into the existing and the station commissioned, prior to being re-opened for public use.
This presentation will provide an overview of the structures on the project, including discussion of the key design and construction challenges that were faced by the PTP Alliance.
Note: This is not a RTSA Event but an EA event hosted by Engineers Australia Structural Branch (SA Chapter).