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Watt Road Bridge, Greater Shepparton Council

Subsea & Splash Zone Coatings

Project Data

LocationMooroopna, VIC
ClientGreater Shepparton City Council
ProductsSeaShield Series 500™

Denso (Australia) Pty Ltd were the preferred supplier for the refurbishment of Watt Road Bridge, Greater Shepparton Council. The timber trestle bridge was built next to the old Mooroopna post office in 1877-8.

The Mooroopna-Kialla Bridge originally had a central drawbridge that could be lofted to allow steamers to passage to and from Echuca (circa 1875-1904). Years following, the drawbridge was substituted by a rigid centre section that incurred significant damage in the 1974 floods. 48 years later, support pylons were reinforced with steel plating and in 2020-2021 urgent repair works were carried out to enable the bridge to continue servicing its 3 tonne load limit.

Denso’s SeaShield 500™ System was installed on Piers 1-4 as well as the Mooroopna and Kialla abutments. 90% of the repairs were above water with access made easy through scaffolding. The repairs will enable the bridge to carry up to ten tonnes and extend its serviceability window until 2031.