A team of bridge maintenance workers takes a break, seated along a high girder of a striking red steel bridge. They are in full safety gear against the backdrop of a rugged mountain landscape, symbolising the environment's grandeur and the meticulous human effort required to maintain such critical infrastructure.

Bridge 19 Inspection & Maintenance

Abseil Access was engaged to complete detailed rope access “find and fix” on bridge 19 which is located on the Midland line of the South Island in Springfield. This 6-month campaign included Close Visual Inspection (CVI), treatment, and re-installation of all accessible hold-down bolts.

The principal maintenance repairs included replacing bolts, damaged structural members, coating touch-ups removal of 400m of rail system material from the lower chord, replacement of all loose rivets, corrosion treatment between plates, and cleaning and greasing of bridge bearings.

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