Kellets Bridge, Upper Orara

Cost: $420,000

Contractor: Coastal Works

Client: Coffs Harbour City Council

Client Referee: Glenn O’Grady

Coastal Works constructed Kellets Bridge over Fridays Creek at Upper Orara NSW.

The single span reinforced concrete structure was to replace the existing two span timber bridge. The overall length of the single lane bridge was 24.5m with a width of 4.2m.

Kellets Bridge was founded on driven steel universal columns. In-situ concrete pile caps were constructed at the top of the steel universal columns followed by the installation of precast concrete abutments. Three precast concrete beams were then installed followed by the construction of the insitu concrete deck including cast-in bolts for the guard rail posts.

Finishing works included installation of the thrie beam guard rail and construction of the road pavement approaches at both ends of the bridge.