The Peninsula Link is a 27 kilometre four lane connection between the Frankston Freeway-East Link Interchange at Carrum Downs and the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Mount Martha. The project was completed in 2013 with a total delivery cost of $759 million. The project includes 28 bridges comprising 45 separate structures. The Robert Bird Group provided structural engineering services for temporary works and independent third party certifications of temporary works.

Key technical challenges

A key achievement of the project was the horizontal sliding of the new 70m long Stony Point rail bridge over the freeway. The 5000 tonne bridge was slid into place and the railway tracks were reinstated during a 72 hour shutdown, thereby minimising impact to train services.

Other works packages included:

  • Formwork design for pouring of bridge piers, abutments and headstocks
  • 33m long temporary suspension bridge for support of existing services over the new freeway
  • Site inspections
  • Independent review and certification of temporary works, formwork and access systems for new
  • bridges over the freeway

Project Metrics

Project Value:
$759 million
Year Completed:

Project Metrics

Linking Melbourne Authority (LMA)
Primary Contractor:
Abigroup Contractors
Robert Bird Group Services:
Construction Engineering

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