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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#61 Post by Howie » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:11 am

No tall ships through port
Article from: The Advertiser
November 26, 2007 01:15am

A SECTION of the Port River will be closed to tall vessels from today until February for work on the $178 million Port River Expressway linking the state's port and rail terminals.

Over-height vessels will be unable to sail through the section adjacent to the Expressway construction site.

Transport Minister Patrick Conlon said the closure was expected to be in place until February, allowing the final stages of work before its scheduled opening in April next year.

Once the river is closed the final rail bridge span will be lifted into place, followed by the remaining road bridge spans, to take the Port River Expressway and Outer Harbor rail link across the river.

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#62 Post by Xaragmata » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:28 pm

Part of the road bridge bascule span has been installed in the last day or so, while I wasn't there. HMAS Adelaide was visible in Dock 2 (near the cranes) and is open for inspection on Sunday.

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#63 Post by Norman » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:31 am

Thanks mate. I might head out tomorrow if I can.

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#64 Post by Xaragmata » Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:50 pm

I saw a partial test opening of the rail bascule span on tv a few days ago; the full opening was deferred because of the weather, but I'd like to see it if anyone knows when the full test will be.

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#65 Post by Norman » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:33 am

They now re-aligned Victoria Road along the new road section from the Birkenhead Bridge. Right now it's very confusing and the sooner the full stretch of road opens the better. Right now it's a complete mess.

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#66 Post by Norman » Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:26 pm

I've updated the Wikipedia article a bit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_River_Expressway

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#67 Post by Xaragmata » Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:49 am

Some pics from Dolphin Explorer of the PRExy road & rail bridges, taken Thursday, at...
http://www.xaragmata.thebbs.org/album/c ... index.html

Road bridge bascule span is being assembled in situ, while the rail bridge is largely complete,
with a glazed viewing window of the bridge opening mechanism in place.

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#68 Post by ReallyBad » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:01 am

Great pics - its really coming along now
Studied Civil Engineering - graduated 1995 - now working in IT.

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#69 Post by rogue » Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:48 pm

Photo Spam. The rail bridge is at full tilt.

Please excuse the quality...

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#70 Post by AtD » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:25 pm

Thanks for those, much appreciated. Looks almost ready!

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#71 Post by Xaragmata » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:05 pm

rogue wrote:Photo Spam. The rail bridge is at full tilt.
Excellent, thanks!

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#72 Post by Cruise » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:28 am

AtD wrote:Thanks for those, much appreciated. Looks almost ready!
The road bridge is not to be comissioned until April

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#73 Post by Cruise » Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:08 am

Drove past today and noticed a great big sculpture on the roadside, will try and get a pic tomorrow.

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#74 Post by Cruise » Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:27 pm

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Re: Port River Expressway (Stage One Complete)

#75 Post by rogue » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:12 pm

Haha. Looks like those concrete trees at the top of Glen Osmond Road near the Toll Gate.....

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