Ashton Avenue - Bridge Over Railway


Claremont, Perth WA

Project Owner

Main Roads Western Australia


Coleman Rail and Acciona


5 months

Start Date


End Date


As part of a Main Roads WA & Perth Transport Authority upgrade, Melchor Contracting was tasked with replacing the ageing Ashton Avenue Bridge over the railway in Claremont in 2018. The old timber bridge was built more than 100 years ago and replacing it with a modern steel and concrete structure ensured its suitability for all standard vehicles.

Melchor Contracting were engaged to perform all the formwork, steel-fixing & concrete placement, as well as the direct supervision of the works.

Works included:

  • Construction of abutment wing walls
  • Deck pours
  • Formwork, steel-fixing, and concrete placement

A feature of the project:

  • Bridge construction over the live PTA metro train line