Sydney Trains runs the network of hybrid suburban-commuter rail systems with a central underground core that covers over 815km of track and 178 stations over nine lines.
Built in 1957, Cockle Creek Bridge has heritage significance as a local landmark. It is an attractive example of a mid 20th century overhead braced truss double span rail bridge and was the last truss bridge built for the NSW railway network.
The scope of works includes:
- Removal and replacement of the lead paint system.
- Strengthening work to the top chord and stringer girders.
- Replacing corroded rivets with high strength structural bolts.
- Improvements to the earthing and bonding arrangements.
- Installing new walkways.
- An engineered train temporary enclosure (tunnel) will be fabricated and installed to enable works to be carried out whilst the bridge is fully operational.
- Train enclosure fabricated off site and installed in modular sections during a weekend track possession.
- Scaffolding system installed to the underside, sides and top, fully encapsulated with shrink wrap system.
- Stringent environmental controls to be implemented as works are over water and involve hazardous coating removal.
- Abrasive Blasting & Painting
- Asbestos & Lead Paint Removal
- Preservation of Heritage Structures