Project Description

Working Together. Winning Together

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Project Background

Due to ongoing damage to the walkway access and the original system no longer complying with Australian Standards, Rio Tinto Rail Division were looking for a contractor to design, fabricate and Install a new walkway solution on the Fortescue River Rail Bridge located at 116km marker on the Deepdale Line.

The Fortescue Rail Bridge is one of the longest (364m long) and highest Bridges (42m high) on the network. KBSS had to come up with a safe system of work as all work undertaken on the Bridge was conducted under working at heights and rail possession permits.

Major Goals

  • Address the many critical risk activities, manage risks and implement a critical risks management plan to complete the project with zero incidents and injuries.

  • Carry out works on a live operating railway, maintaining close communications with Rail Command managing risk.

  • Complete works under pressure with no shutdowns required for the full scope of works.

Key Outcomes

  • All works completed with no incidents or injury.

  • Bridge walkway successfully reopened with access to both sides of the bridge.

Project Details


July, 2015


Fortescue River Bridge at the 116km Deepdale Rail Line


Rio Tinto


Upgrades & Maintenance


Civil, Fabrication & Design



Project Scope

Mobilise KBSS

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