It all happened in a bit under a week. Ex-tropical cyclone Oswald made its way down the Queensland coast, leaving a trail of destruction and flooding in its wake. The flood in Bundaberg was expected to break all records, with water levels reaching 8.7 metres. The powerful rushing water caused the abutment of the Don Thallon Bridge to be washed away. After an emergency phone call to Rocla by the Queensland Main Roads Department, we jumped to into action to do everything that we could to supply the products to repair the supports of the bridge. Rocla had stock of MassBloc available and we opened the factory in Gailes especially for the Main Roads Department to load the blocks onto their transport.
We team also went out of their way to have special corner blocks made urgently and transported from Sydney directly to the site in Bundaberg. The project started on Saturday the 2nd February and was successfully completed on Friday 8th February. Well done to Mervyn Whyatt, Scott Janson, and Dylan Janson who came in especially on the Saturday to load the trucks and thank you to the rest of the team involved who ensured that the bridge was repaired quickly, safely and before it could cause any more potentially dangerous damage. It wouldn’t have been possible without these guys in the factory who took time out of their weekend to come in and help and get the job done.