Plunketts Road Bridge Repairs

About the project

This project required Pensar to structurally strengthen the bridge by increasing the capacity of the abutments to increase the load capacity of the bridge to 40 tonne.

Key Capabilities

Structural strengthening; Concrete crack repair

Project Location

Barnawartha, Victoria

Client Name

Indigo Shire Council

Project Duration

4 March 2020 - 30 March 2020

Project scope

  • Crack injection to the abutments and crosshead
  • CFRP strengthening to the abutments and crosshead using a combination of fabric and laminate, rods and anti-carbonation coating to all of the strengthened elements


  • Delayed deliveries due to project supplies needing to be sought from metro areas
  • A regular supplier was unable to provide critical materials as committed so Pensar needed to find an alternative local supplier
  • Required planning to ensure that all resources were available for the completion of the project


  • Upon commencement of the project, the scope was extended and completed within the original program
  • The project was successfully completed by a small crew as additional labour was unavailable due to Covid-19 travel restrictions
  • The successful completion of this project led to Pensar winning future work with the Murray Shire Council