Minor redesigns can lead to prolonged disruptions

Throughout our time in business, we have done everything that we can to turn our company into a successful one. Since customers keep on returning to us to purchase our high calibre merchandise, we believe that this achievement is one we have earned. Stocking an array of building materials, including the ever-useful steel fixings, we are the ones to call if you ever find yourself in need of such products.

In January, one of Adelaide’s primary arterial routes, South Road, was closed off for several days after a 1.6km section was found to have issues. This road, which is used by roughly 45,000 people each day, was shut down after one pedestrian path located on the tram overpass was found to have moved off its bearings, resulting in debris hitting the pavement underneath. The closure led to substantial traffic jams and long delays for commuters and freight at Adelaide’s south.

Repair crews worked tirelessly in an effort to secure a temporary concrete upright, or pier, to the tram. There were hopes to reopen the overpass on the same day. The closure led to many drivers becoming angered but others took advantage of the situation in humorous ways, with two people even playing tennis on the strip.

The South Australian Transport Minister had said that workers were striving to complete the temporary repairs over the weekend. At the time however, he wasn’t able to provide a finish date. It turned out that the steel pins and plates that were brought in to attach them had to be re-fabricated. When they went to install the steel fixings to pin the bridge pier to the remainder of the structure, it was discovered that minor redesigns to the fixings were necessary.

At Peter Wragge Supplies, we have a comprehensive selection of steel fixings for single skin and insulated applications onto timber and steel purlins. Heat-treated to give them enhanced drilling abilities and strength, and given a zinc coating for protection, our products are designed to last. If you are interested in purchasing our merchandise and would like further details, we’d be happy to answer your questions.