SafeSmart solves a temporary access challenge at Circular Quay, Sydney

Designed by one of the world’s leading architecture firms Foster + Partners, and created by Lendlease, 180 George St will become a centrepiece of a new precinct at Circular Quay.

Marr Contracting are providing the cranes and associated equipment for Lendlease, on this prestigious project.

As part of their package, they were required to provide 2 x access bridges, to enable the crane operators to safely access the crane mast from the adjoining building slab. These bridges had to be able to be quickly lifted into position and safely secured to the crane mast cross member.

Marr approached SafeSmart Access, as the original developer of crane access bridges. Using our unique SmartSpan system, SafeSmart supplied 1 x 3mL bridge and 1 x 10mL bridge. These bridges had the following features;

  • Constructed from 1mL, 2mL & 3mL modules, join modules together to create a clear span bridge up to 15mL
  • Simply bolt together end to end
  • Bolt on hooks to attach to the crane cross member
  • Bolt on wheel kits
  • Bolt on 2mH handrails with mesh infills
  • 1.2m internal width
  • 2.5kPa SWL

The finished solution was very stable and safe, a highly satisfactory outcome for both Marr Contracting and Lendlease. Additionally, the modular aspect of the system allows the client to very simply adjust the bridge length and configuration as required for other projects.

SmartSpan is compliant with AS 1657:2018. SafeSmart now has the product added to their Ramps and Walkways category of this website, with more specification details, as a reference for businesses who may have similar applications.

Enquiries? Ask SafeSmart now.

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