Roy Hill aims to boost safety with rail bridge project

Iron ore miner Roy Hill is funding a A$18.7 million (US$13.6 million) new single-span rail bridge carrying the Great Northern Highway over the Roy Hill rail line, leading into Port Hedland’s port in Western Australia
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Roy Hill welcomed members of the Western Australian parliament to inspect rail bridge construction works that commenced in early August

Staff Reporter

PRESS RELEASE: The new bridge will replace an existing level crossing, enabling the free movement of traffic over the rail line, removing the potential for a rail-road accident at the intersection.

The project is being delivered by Main Roads WA, which has overseen the design, and procurement processes for the project, and will oversee the construction, future operations and ongoing maintenance of the bridge.

With Georgiou awarded the construction contract by Main Roads WA, the construction of the rail bridge is expected to deliver more than 65 jobs, including employment for local Aboriginal business Gebro Contracting, which has been appointed as the project site supervisor.

Roy Hill CEO Barry Fitzgerald said: "The construction of this rail bridge is a demonstration of Roy Hill's commitment to extend its focus on safety beyond our immediate workplace, to positively contribute to the local communities in which we operate.

"Roy Hill's trains pass through the intersection up to 13 times a day, with the ore trains taking on average 3.5 minutes to pass through the crossing.

"The construction of this rail bridge will not only remove the risk of a road user collision with one of our trains, but significantly reduce road user travel time, and improve traffic flow."

Construction work on the bridge is expected to be completed in the March quarter of 2019.