Pyrmont Bridge Lift

Durapac syncMASTER technology adds safety and precision to maintenance works on a historic bridge.

Pyrmont Bridge in Sydney’s Darling Harbour is one of the world’s oldest surviving electrically operated swingspan bridges. The bridge began operating in 1857 and the current swingspan bridge opened in 1902. The bridge provided the main transport route between the city and Sydney’s growing western suburbs while the swingspan allowed tall vessels to access Darling Harbour. The bridge is currently used for pedestrians; with more than 5 million pedestrians crossing the bridge each year.

The syncMASTER unit was combined with approx. 1,000 ton of jacking capacity to control the lifting and lowering procedures to an astonishing 0.5 mm accuracy, all the while monitoring and controlling maximum predefined loads per lift point.