LINDEN BENDS

: Linden Bends, Great Western Highway
: Blue Mountains, Australia
: Roads and Traffic Authority NSW
: John Holland
: $25.9 Million
: 2003

Project Profile

The Great Western Highway at Linden Bends is currently being straightened and widened to four lanes. This three stage project is due for completion in the second half of 2003.

SF Scope Of Work

The project is split into two sections, Fill 1 and Fill 2, containing 83 permanent monitorable, restressable and destressable anchors of up to I 315kN safe working load. Fill 1 required the use of a drilling platform (designed and constructed by StrongForce) suspended off a piled capping beam. The platform also supported by a secondary