Windsor Bridge Scaffolding
Australian Scaffolds supplied scaffolding and stair access for the new Windsor Bridge. The Windsor Bridge, officially called the Hawkesbury River Bridge, Windsor, a beam bridge across the Hawkesbury River, is located in Windsor in north-western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The bridge was built in 1874. On 18 May 2020, the replacement bridge was opened to traffic within Windsor, NSW.
The new bridge, with two lanes southbound and one northbound, will complement upgraded intersections on both sides of the Hawkesbury River. It will be located 35 metres downstream of the existing Windsor Bridge.
Scope of work for the project includes:
a 156.6 metre-long, five-span incrementally launched replacement bridge;
new approach roads and intersections to connect the new bridge to the existing road network;
new traffic lights with pedestrian facilities at the intersection of Bridge Street and George Street;
modifications to local roads and access arrangements, including changes to the Macquarie Park access road and reconnection of The Terrace;
a new dual-lane roundabout at the intersection of Wilberforce Street and Freemans Reach Road;
pedestrian and cyclist facilities, including a shared path for access to and across the new bridge;
removal and backfill of the existing bridge approach roads;
removal of the existing bridge once the new bridge is operational; and
landscaping and urban design work, including within the Thompson Square parkland area and adjacent to the northern intersection of Wilberforce Road, Freemans Reach Road and the Macquarie Park access road.
Originally built for horse-drawn vehicles and foot traffic in 1874, the current Windsor Bridge is used by more than 19,000 vehicles daily and has reached the end of its project life.
Competency and licensing
If you are carrying out scaffolding work where there is a risk of a person or object falling more than four metres, you must hold a scaffolding high-risk work licence. For example, if you erect a small frame to clean the eaves of a house or to paint a ceiling, and the distance you might fall is four metres or less, you don’t need a high-risk work licence. Above all, for more detailed information on setting up and operating scaffolds, see our General guide for scaffolds and scaffolding work.
- AS/NZS 1576.1:2010 Scaffolding – General requirements
- AS/NZS 1576.2:2009 Scaffolding – Couplers and accessories
- AS/NZS 1576.3:1995 Scaffolding – Prefabricated and tube-and-coupler scaffolding
- AS 1576.4:2013 Scaffolding – Suspended scaffolding
- AS/NZS 1576.5:1995 Scaffolding – Prefabricated split heads and trestles
- AS/NZS 1576.6:2000 Scaffolding – Metal tube-and-coupler scaffolding – Deemed to comply with AS/NZS 1576.3
- AS 1577:2013 Scaffold Planks
- AS 1657:2013 Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction, and installation
- AS/NZS 4576:1995 Guidelines for scaffolding
- AS/NZS 1664 Aluminium structures Series
- AS/NZS 1665:2004 Welding of aluminium structures
- AS 4100:1998 Steel structures
- AS/NZS 1892.1:1996 Portable ladders – Metal
- AS 3850:2003 Tilt-up concrete construction
- AS 3610:1995 Formwork for concrete
- AS 1720 Timber structures Series
- AS 3600:2009 Concrete structures