ANZAC Bridge wins Construction Quality Award
Published: August 20, 2013 - Updated: January 12, 2022
For the last three years, SAGE Automation has been part of an Alliance involving NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), Baulderstone and Freyssinet to undertake a major maintenance upgrade of the ANZAC Bridge in Sydney.
Major works included modification of the cable stays to minimise wind/rain induced vibrations, improved maintenance access and installation of new security fencing. SAGE Automation's scope included an electrical supply upgrade across the whole bridge, refurbishment of the under-deck gantry and installation of two lifts in the central bridge pylons.
At the RMS Quality Awards on August 20 2013, attended by representatives from across the road Infrastructure design, construction, and maintenance sectors, RMS awarded six Construction Quality Awards for 2013.
The Alliance walked away with two awards from two submissions - "Best Quality for a project between $50 and $120M" and a Quality Innovations Award for a series of innovations in the Design, Fabrication and Installation of the new permanent Security Fences.
Many novel techniques were developed for this project including a world-first process for welding helical fillets onto an in-situ cable stay as per the attached photograph.
Speaking on behalf of the judges and RMS, Geoff Fogarty (Director Infrastructure Development) praised the high-quality standard of project works, the performance of the team, the innovations developed throughout the project, and the standard of the award submissions.
The $63M ANZAC Bridge Maintenance Project in Sydney commenced in late 2010 and is scheduled to be completed in October 2013.