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Steel salvaged from Inland Rail Narrabri to North Star

Around 20,000 tonnes of steel have been salvaged from the recently completed Inland Rail Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 (N2NS Phase 1) project.

Around 20,000 tonnes of steel have been salvaged from the recently completed Inland Rail Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 (N2NS Phase 1) project.

The steel will be stored for future use in construction projects across New South Wales and Queensland.

As part of the enhancement works on N2NS Phase 1, some pre-existing bridges required demolition and reconstruction before new bridges, capable of accommodating double-stacked trains, could be built.

Inland Rail was able to use most of the demolished bridge material elsewhere, including five steel spans of the old Croppa Creek bridge repurposed for use on other Australian Rail Track Corporation bridge projects in Newcastle.

In addition, steel was also repurposed for an access platform for a bridge construction project along the Nerang River on the Gold Coast, and for other projects in Brisbane.

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Principal contractor Trans4m also donated rail ‘jewellery’ – the pins connecting sections of track – to the local Moree Men’s Shed to create hat and coat racks.

The project incorporated sustainability measures to avoid sending material to landfill sites and reduce emissions.

Inland Rail director of health, safety and environment Stephen Jones said the organisations is trying to reduce, reuse and recycle – and is fully committed to building a sustainable future.

“Those of us working on Inland Rail have always recognised our responsibility to design and deliver this significant freight infrastructure program as sustainably as possible. Striking the right balance between cost, schedule, design, and benefits remains a challenge but also creates exciting opportunities to think and act differently,” Jones said.

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