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  • West Gate Tunnel Project: Canal Crossing Challenge Solved for CPB + John Holland

    West Gate Tunnel Project: Canal Crossing Challenge Solved for CPB + John Holland

    The West Gate Tunnel Project in Melbourne is well underway, featuring various access points around the city’s west including a site on the Maribyrnong River in Footscray.

    Construction personnel from the CPB/John Holland joint venture needed constant on-foot access over an historic man-made canal that juts from the river alongside Maribyrnong Street towards the west.

    And including a bluestone retaining wall dating back to the colonial era, the surrounding banks are heritage listed, so the access system needed to span the 6m-wide waterway with minimal contact; and it needed to support itself with minimal underside bracing.

    Find out what they did.

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