Abraham Street Bridge
On 15 August 2016, Stage Two of the Karloo Wandina Project which involved the construction of a 65m wide bridge over the Geraldton Mount Magnet Road, also known as the Southern Transport Corridor to connect Verita Road and Abraham Street was opened to traffic.
The $9 million contract to build the bridge was awarded to Georgiou Group, a Perth based company with the experience required to construct the bridge over the two lane highway and live railway line.
More than 16 local contractors provided $2.2 million of products and services for the project including site surveying, plant hire, mulching concrete, rocks, cranes fuel and more.
Specialist elements including the pre-cast concrete beams required for the bridge span were sourced from Perth as they were not commercially viable for local production.
Bridge spans over the Geraldton Mount Magnet Road were lifted into place in early 2016. With more than 1600 traffic movements a day on Verita Road, the bridge provides a much needed link from the south to the northern suburbs. More information
Construction of the Abraham Street bridge was the City’s largest Capital Works Project in the 2015/16 financial year and was jointly funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions via the Mid West Investment Plan, the Australian Government’s Building Better Regional Cities program and the City.