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HTC Supports Ashburton Bridge Repair

by Wendy - 17 September 2021

Over a recent weekend in August, the HTC team joined the effort to repair the Ashburton River Bridge. The essential State Highway 1 bridge was damaged in May, when heavy downpours across the region created a one-in-100 year flood event. A pier on the bridge slumped during the flood and critical repair work involved jacking the bridge back to level and rebuilding sections of the bridge structure.

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To lift multiple points of the bridge safely and simultaneously, the HTC team employed its revolutionary Durapac Synchronised Lifting System. Multiple jacking points were adjusted and monitored from a central, computerised hydraulic control unit. This same technology was used several times in the Christchurch earthquake rebuild, to level bridges and buildings.

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A full account of the Ashburton job is coming soon. In the meantime, to learn more about the Durapac Sync System, visit this link - Sync Lifting System.