Locally-made InQuik bridge improves access to Kingston Butter Factory arts precinct
The InQuik system is fabricated locally in Brisbane, QLD and is a completely new way of building bridges. The solution provides an incredibly robust, long-lasting structure that requires minimal to no long-term maintenance.
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The Kingston Butter Factory Precinct is a place where big ideas will come to life and people will come together in ways that connect, entertain and inspire.
Logan City Council is transforming the Kingston Butter Factory Precinct into a world-class arts, culture and entertainment precinct.
The building on the 14-hectare site will retain its exterior brickwork. Outside, the city’s largest purpose-built outdoor events space will have capacity for up to 5,000 people. It will attract national and international acts and host major festivals, markets and community events.
Logan City Council awarded the project to be delivered by Brisbane builders Box & Co—the firm behind a number of other heritage renovation projects in the river city, including Newstead’s Green Beacon brewery and Brisbane Central State School in Spring Hill—with work expected to be completed by February 2021.
How we helped
The bridge links Jacaranda Avenue to the parking available on-site and enables vehicle and separated pedestrian access.
The InQuik integral bridge supplied is a single span 13.7m-long bridge deck (9.76m-wide), with integral abutments and wing walls.
The deck panels are supported on 2 x 9.76m-long Magnelis-clad abutments that are 1.2m-high (to the underside of the deck) with a 700mm stepped backwall that has an open front face for integration with the deck panels.
Each abutment was preassembled with 2 x wing walls – 1.9m-high and 1.8m-long and angled at 45 degrees to the abutment.
Integral design means the abutments are integrated with the deck, so they do not require bearings or tie-downs between the deck and abutments.
This bridge has a design life of 100 years with no structural maintenance required under normal service conditions, and is fully compliant with the Australian Bridge Code, AS5100 (2017).
The bridge construction tender was awarded in June 2020 to local contractor HEH Civil.
Benefits to the project
- 100-year design life to meet the current and future needs of the precinct.
- The bridge will cost less to maintain and will be resilient to flood events as a watercourse generally flows through the site adjacent to Jacaranda Avenue.
- Two traffic lanes and a pedestrian lane ensures travel efficiency and safety for everyone.
Benefits of the InQuik system
Three key benefits include:
- Lightweight, AS5100 (2017) pre-engineered and certified modular components that can be shipped to remote locations.
- Efficient “place and pour” install process with 40MPa concrete.
InQuik utilises local labour, plant and concrete keeping funds and work in the local community. By enabling local workforces to install their bridges, this has a major positive impact on regional development and economic stimulation.