Goodwill Bridge, a busy pedestrian and cycle footpath in Brisbane CBD, recently received a safety and aesthetic makeover with the installation of a new deck wearing system by Global Road Maintenance Systems.
Goodwill Bridge is a dedicated footbridge provides an important pedestrian and cycle link from South Bank Parklands to Gardens Point in the Brisbane CBD. Spanning the Brisbane River, The Goodwill Bridge has over 40,000 pedestrians and cyclists utilising the bridge each week, and is just under 500 metres long and 6.5 metres wide.
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Global Road Maintenance Systems (GRMS) was contracted to completely reinstall a new deck wearing system to improve slip resistance and enhance user safety.
These works incorporate the grinding and removal of all old surface coatings, installing a new waterproof membrane and the installation of a new bridge deck surface, that is functional in both wet and dry conditions.
Deteriorated bridge decks are common and happen over time through traffic volumes and aging. Providing repairs are necessary in order to bring bridge decks back to a safe, serviceable condition. As part of the company’s specialised Bridge Division, GRMS can resurface your bridge deck with a sound, efficient and economical solution, effectively prolonging the life of your asset.
The bond between the bridge deck and the surfacing is critical, therefore, special attention needs to be given to proper surface preparation. Abrasive blasting such as shotblasting, sandblasting or grinding equipment is used, dependent upon the scope of works and job-specific parameters, for the best bonding foundation. Once prepared, GRMS can then apply its bespoke waterproofing system and wearing course.
GRMS has a variety of bridge deck colours and can colour match to your requirements to create the perfect statement piece for your project. Aggregates can also come in nominal sizing, giving you the right safety feature and finish to your bridge deck, catering for specific usage.
Grinding works for Goodwill Bridge commenced in October 2018 with the bridge still able to be utilised by the general public due to extensive safety systems in place.
The maroon-coloured bridge surface is a striking contemporary addition to a structure that is unique in design and distinctive in form.
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