Richmond Wheel & Castor Co. were contacted to help locally design, manufacture, and supply 10 bridge hangar rollers to aid in the relocation of the existing services mounted on the Gresham Street bridge in Brisbane to new permanent alignments under a creek bed. Brisbane City Council is working to replace the existing bridge crossing at Gresham Street to ensure the ongoing safety and local access for all road users. The Gresham Street bridge was built in 1931. It is a two lane timber bridge with narrow pedestrian pathways. The bridge is reaching the end of its serviceable life and requires replacement.
The objective of the project is to replace the existing bridge with a new elevated concrete structure with a larger load limit. The new length of the structure will be 37m, with a cross-section total width of 13.7m to accommodate two wide traffic lanes and a 2.5m shared path on each side.
To help with the removal and replacement of the bridge in the current location, The Brisbane council will build a temporary bridge parallel to the existing structure. The temporary bridge will be a two-lane structure with a shared pedestrian and cycle path.
Each bridge hangar roller designed and manufactured by Richmond is supplied with a polyurethane roller and a 316L stainless steel axel. The simple but effective hangar roller system allows for easy removal and relocation of the existing gas and water lines to under the creek bed.
- C Groove polyurethane roller
- 316L stainless steel axle
- Locally designed by our in-house engineering team and manufactured here at our Melbourne facility
Our design team worked closely with the customer to ensure the finished bridge hangar rollers were exactly what they required. Our manufacturing facility has the capabilities to process large and small orders quickly and reliably to meet the requirements of every client and application.