Armidale Council

Programme Value:

Project Commencement:
July 2018

Project Completion:

The replacement of Abington Creek Bridge is part of the Armidale timber bridge replacement program involves the design, supply and construction of 7 existing timber bridges over waterways in the vicinity of Armidale NSW.

The replacement of the Abington Creek Bridge involves the Design, Manufacture, Supply of Components and Construction of a new low maintenance 3 cell culvert over Abington Creek, along Boorolong Road, approximately 37 kilometres north-west of Armidale NSW to replace an existing timber bridge.

The works under this contract will involve design, documentation and construction of a new structure to suit Council’s proposed road alignment.

Typical Characteristics of the Bridgeworks included:

Typical Features:

  • Simple bridge
  • Precast concrete culvert units
  • Cast insitu reinforced concrete link slabs
  • Precast wingwalls and cast insitu headwall


  • Moderate earthworks incl. guide banks and rock protection
  • Road pavement over bridge to council specifications


  • Simple foundations on prepared ground

Bearings / Joints

  • No bearings

Construction Environment / Traffic

  • Construction over water
  • Low traffic volumes
  • Country location
  • Temporary traffic diversion
  • Temporary bridge

Environment, Community & Stakeholder Management

  • Moderate community / stakeholder management
  • Consultant team coordination and management
  • Design management
  • Moderate environmental management over a waterway