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Cantilever Scaffolding on Landsdowne Bridge

Cantilever Scaffolding on Landsdowne Bridge by Caledonia Scaffolding
Cantilever Scaffolding on Landsdowne Bridge by Caledonia Scaffolding

Cantilever Scaffolding on Landsdowne Bridge

Caledonia Scaffolding provided this technically demanding solution to achieve access for Stone Mason Artists, to effect stonework repairs to the heritage-listed Landsdowne Bridge on the Hume Highway. Power lines prevented any crane-handling of structures, and no anchor points to the bridge were permitted.

35 metre span

Using their Layher Allround Scaffolding system, the design also took advantage of the remarkable capabilities of Layher’s Allround FW System. With ballast in position, the FW system enabled the manual assembly of cantilevers from both river banks. These were joined where they met at the mid-point to form clear spans of 35m across the river.

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Caledonia Scaffolding built a cantilever scaffold on Landsdowne Bridge for stonework repairs

Suspended scaffold

Suspended from the parallel scaffolds, a working platform spanning 10m was constructed using Layher Aluminium Lattice Beams. This provided access to the underside of the bridge arch.

Brett Leaver, Caledonia’s National Operations Manager, said “The combination of our Layher systems with the technical skills of our scaffolding team made possible this great solution on a difficult project. Our client was delighted with the result.”

Thank you to Brett Leaver for permission to use these photos.


Cape Campbell Lighthouse

Cape Campbell Lighthouse required maintenance work and Scaffold Marlborough were asked to provide access for contractors. Located about 50 kilometres from Blenheim, the 116 year old lighthouse marks the southern approaches to Cook Strait. Built on a hill, 47 metres above sea level, the lighthouse takes a hammering from weather. Demanned in 1986, the automated lighthouse is fitted with a 24 volt flashing LED beacon. Continue reading