Hardwood bridge components are used in the construction and refurbishment of regional and national infrastructure assets throughout Australia. With thousands of bridges across Australia in urgent need of replacement or refurbishment, hardwood components are used in the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program, to replace or repair damaged or deteriorated bridge components.
Structural hardwood timbers deliver a viable and cost-effective alternative to complete concrete replacement for corbels, girders, pilings, ballasts, head stocks and running boards on bridges. The hardwood range is kiln dried for greater stability and includes girders, corbels and piles in round or octagonal profiles, available in F22 and F27 stress grades. Sawn head stocks, ballast and running boards are treated to the specified preservative level for each component’s position on the bridge structure, i.e. above ground or embedded in soil.
These lightweight alternatives to steel and concrete are easy to handle on site and are used by local councils, parks, forestry operations, infrastructure companies, road and rail authorities for the renewal or replacement of rural bridges, walkways and footbridges.