Pedestrian and cyclist overpass success
South Road reopened to traffic this morning, following the successful installation of the pedestrian and cyclist overpass near Pym Street, Croydon Park.
The overpass spans 57 metres over both the North-South Motorway and South Road surface roads, weighing almost 95 tonnes. It was manufactured and assembled ‘off-site’ by local South Australian company, Bowhill Engineering.
The overpass left Bowhill Engineering in the State’s Murray Region on Monday, 15 February 2021, on a prime mover and trailer accompanied by a South Australia Police escort. The three day journey took the overpass through Truro and Mallala, before arriving safely and on schedule at the R2P project site on Thursday, 18 February 2021.
Preparation works, including removing the overpass structure from the delivery vehicle and the setup of the two cranes, were undertaken from Thursday through to Saturday.
On Saturday, 20 February 2021, the R2P Project installed the overpass with the two cranes lifting the overpass into position. Finishing works will now continue on the overpass in readiness to be open for public access in late March 2021.
The finishing works include the installation of balustrades (post and rail along the sides of the overpass), fencing and lighting, and landscaping works along South Road near Pym Street. The landscaping works include installation of footpaths, light posts and permanent bus stops and shelters, and vegetation plantings.