Nathan Contractors
At Nathan Contractors, we value the ability of our team and their commitment to go above and beyond our clients’ expectations. Our people’s work ethic is second to none. They have the ability to take on every challenge, no matter how difficult, and succeed where most others fail.

1300 288 191

6/7 Hudson Road

Albion, QLD 4010

19/41-43 Liardet Street

PO Box 3658, Weston, ACT 2611


Ashley Drive Upgrade

Portfolio Home 1, Bridges & Roads

Ashley Drive Upgrade, Canberra ACT

Nathan contracted to BMD to provide concrete FRP works for a 3-span, 2 lane bridge at Wanniassa in Canberra.  The scope of works included full construction of abutments, pile caps, piers, headstocks, placement of Super T’s, approach slabs, deck and barriers.  Nathan also built 2 pedestrian underpasses for a new 2-lane carriageway.  

Technical challenges:  

  • Formwork designs at headstocks needed to incorporate a Super T support system, since the beams were not seated directly on each headstock Required Stich pour to join each beam.
  • Concrete placement in cold temperatures:  pour starts were delayed until a minimum air temperature of 5 degrees was achieved, usually around 11:00am.  Concrete finishing was prolonged, often until late in the evening.  
  • Environmental controls were essential to prevent water discharge into the stormwater channel drains under the bridge, during green cutting of concrete.  The controls included temporary conduit drain lines on the deck level and installation of geofabric under the bridge beams.  

Facts & figures 

Deck length:  45.0m  

Piers:  2 sets of 3 columns x 990mm dia. and height 2.8m  

Piers:  2 sets of 3 columns x 990mm dia. and height 4.050m  

Abutments:  4.0m high 

Abutments:  4.2m high 

Contract duration: 36 weeks  

Quantities:   concrete 660 m3, Reo 83T.  

Plant and equipment utilised:  site cranage included a 20T Franna, 130T Slew, 36m Concrete pump, 350T crane for placement of precast beams.  


by Nathan Contractors