Structural Failure of Precast-Concrete Span Sets Back Sydney Metro Job

January 4, 2018
Chris Webb - Engineering News-Record

Originally Published by CDJ on February 23, 2017

A key component of Australia’s biggest public transport infrastructure project—Sydney’s $6.3-billion Metro North West—is the subject of a critical and detailed technical report describing how an elevated viaduct span failed at a stitch joint between two precast segments during construction last September. Project officials say the affected span, which did not suffer a progressive collapse, has since been removed and its replacement fast-tracked to avoid further delays. Little additional detail was provided.


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