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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#31 Post by Waz » Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:34 am

If it's any indication of how far they are behind - One of the subcontractors was to take delivery of 15t-20t of dry ice to shrink one of the pins last month - they postponed it until late August, which is 2-3 month after it was meant to happen...
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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#32 Post by Norman » Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:13 pm

Some pics from today (excuse the distance)

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#33 Post by Cruise » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:08 pm

In the Portside messenger there was an article that said the new port river bridges will only be allowed to open for 30 minutes a day. 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening (approx 6am till 6:15am and 7pm till 7:15pm) with the possibility of one more 15 minute opening shedule on weekends.

80 million well spent hey?

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#34 Post by rhino » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:32 pm

I kinda figure that's fair enough. The road and rail bridges are primarily a major freight route, and are opening to allow the relatively small number of tall craft into and out of the inner harbour. If you happen to own a tall craft and keep it in that part of the harbour, you will just have to organise your cruise times around the bridge openning times. It's not as if you're going to need to go in and out several times a day, every day.
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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#35 Post by Cruise » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:39 pm

fair enough,
i should also note the new bridges are going to be 4 metres higher than the berkinhead bridge

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#36 Post by Ho Really » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:44 am

I wish they made these bridges a little higher, at least then some of the bigger pleasure crafts being desined these days could pass under with no problems. Sail yachts are a different proposition they'll have to wait for bridge opening times. The 15 minutes are not a lot. Hopefully those buying properties in the Inner Harbour will own small motoryachts. Those people pay taxes (marinas and boats) so I guess they want some value back.

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#37 Post by Waz » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:11 pm

Cruise Control wrote:80 million well spent hey?
Sometimes allowance for historical significance costs money. In this case, it'd be very sad if the docks at Port Adelaide were never to see tall ships again. $80 million dollars is a small price to pay to preserve this....
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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#38 Post by Norman » Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:56 am

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#39 Post by Norman » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:25 pm

I got some good pics today!

Check them out: http://photos.galoresoftware.net/main.php?g2_itemId=469

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#40 Post by Ho Really » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:46 am

normangerman, thanks for the pictorial update. Good job.

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#41 Post by AtD » Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:25 pm

It's getting there. The opening span for the rail bridge seems to be in place.

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#42 Post by Ho Really » Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:17 am

AtD, thanks for the Fisherman's Wharf angle. It shows how high the bridge is above the water and to a transiting tug. Anyone know for sure where the tugs will be stationed? Is it Dock No.2 or just north of the railway bridge on the eastern side?
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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#43 Post by Cruise » Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:08 pm

the messenger said this project will now not be finished until mid feburay.

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#44 Post by rhino » Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:36 pm

Ho Really wrote: Anyone know for sure where the tugs will be stationed? Is it Dock No.2 or just north of the railway bridge on the eastern side?
I don't know for sure, but looking at the height of that tug and the height of the bridge, and knowing what the opening times for the bridge are, I hope the tugs will be stationed north of the bridge! :)
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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#45 Post by Ho Really » Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:59 am

rhino wrote:
Ho Really wrote: Anyone know for sure where the tugs will be stationed? Is it Dock No.2 or just north of the railway bridge on the eastern side?
I don't know for sure, but looking at the height of that tug and the height of the bridge, and knowing what the opening times for the bridge are, I hope the tugs will be stationed north of the bridge! :)
Yeah, ships can leave at anytime. I am guessing two of them may be stationed at Outer Harbor since they have added the panamax bulk (grain) carrier wharf up there. The other two somewhere north of the bridge, logically.

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