Kennards lights up Wellington Bridge
By Sarah McCay30 July 2014
Kennards Hire Rail recently provided John Holland Country Regional Network with a complete lighting package for its upgrade works on the Wellington Railway Bridge in New South Wales, Australia.
The project included replacing the 4.5 m rivet steel H-beam cross girders and 12 m long stringers, which run parallel to the track under the 180 m long bridge.
“There were a number of specific compliance requirements that needed to be met, particularly with lighting and minimal noise emission from generators so as not to disturb nearby residents. Kennards Hire was able to accommodate all our needs,” said Trini Cifrian, project engineer civil and structures at John Holland Country Regional Network.
Matt Martin from Kennards Hire Dubbo added, “Being a 24-hour worksite one of the challenges we needed to overcome was eliminating shadow spots created by lights. We arranged a demonstration of the luminescence of our new link lights at the working areas above and below the bridge.
"After seeing them in operation, John Holland was very impressed and we supplied 90 link lights, which were placed in two rows above and two rows below the bridge.”
Specifically designed for rail works and similar in size to a streetlight, link lights are only 110v, improving safety. Additionally, they are highly efficient. A 4kVA generator is able to power 280 m of lighting. This is achieved by connecting each light by a lead to the next.
Kennards Hire Rail also supplied 13 lighting towers, new solar powered lighting towers and seven area soft lights. Kennards Hire Rail and Kennards Hire Dubbo also supplied John Holland with an extensive range of sundry equipment to establish two compounds, one on either side of the bridge.