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    Ephraim Island Bridge Remediation

    Thursday, November 05, 2020

    Ephraim Island is a 9.6 hectare site located off the Northern end of the Gold Coast at Paradise Point. Ephraim Island was transformed into a prestigious residential development comprising of five residential precincts.

    Burchills were engaged by the Ephraim Island Body Corporate to complete the civil, structural and traffic engineering works for the Bridge Remediation Project at Ephraim Island.

    Consulting Engineers & Environmental Scientists Qld

    Bridge Background:

    • Bridge was constructed in 1987 and remained unused until 2003 
    • Upgraded in 2004 by new owner and Island Developer 
    • Pedestrian Safety concerns due to corroded handrails and excessive footpath across fall 
    • Bridge owned by the body corporate on State Government sea-bed lease 
    • Steel railing, substructure repairs, service hangers, bridge restraints, cathodic protection system.

    Scope of Burchills works:

    • Review of existing reports, designs and remediation proposals; 
    • Road safety audit; 
    • Deck reconfiguration design options and costings; 
    • Future proofing to minimize ongoing maintenance costs for Body Corporate & owners; 
    • Civil Design - road signage,speed humps, deck reconfiguration to bring bridge up to a safe standard; 
    • Bridge approach reconfiguration and City of Gold Coast operational works;  
    • Structural design - in-situ concrete crash barrier design, pedestrian railing detailed design, substructure marine based repairs, service hanger redesign, restraint  angles, concrete repairs and miscellaneous bridge remedial works; 
    • Project Management of miscellaneous works – diving inspections, cathodic protection system repairs, water main and sewer repairs;  
    • Traffic control and management plans for construction phase; 
    • Tendering of Structural and Civil works, contract negotiations on behalf of client; 
    • Precast design optioning and detailed design; 
    • Tendering of bridge painting works and contractor evaluations; and  
    • Contract management, Superintendence, Project Management.

    This is one special part of the Gold Coast, so it's great to see the bridge is now looking fresh and beautiful as ever!

    If you need any assistance with your next remediation project please contact:
    Alex Makin - Structural Engineer on P: 5509 6400 
    E:alex.makin@burchills.com.au

    Consulting Engineers & Environmental Scientists Gold Coast & Brisbane