A key innovation was the invention of trolley that travelled along longitudinal beams. This trolley acted as a temporary work platform that was used for installing all precast elements, removing need for tide dependent barges and greatly increasing installation efficiency.
Working on water meant extensive planning was required for river transport as some works could only be conducted during limited Ferry shutdown periods. Further, the use of barges and lightweight cranes to ensured critical components could be transported to the difficult to reach site. The project required the construction team to conduct some works in water.
The installation of the precast deck panels required extreme accuracy as the tight tolerances in the boardwalk design provided only a 3mm gap tolerance.
The project involved the construction and installation of a 500m river level pathway and two new sets of stairs, allowing street access from the boardwalk. This boardwalk is the final link in the River Cities Renewal program, facilitating unbroken, off-road connection to major institutions and public spaces along the Parramatta foreshore.
Through our mission to build better communities, Abergeldie kept the local community at the forefront of our delivery strategy. The Parramatta Escarpment Boardwalk construction was completed in close proximity to residential areas and a local public school; keeping disruptions and noise to a minimum was pivotal to ensuring a successful delivery.
As the site was located within a flood zone, extra environmental and sediment controls were put in place to protect the site and the local environment.