Broken Hill South Mine head frame (Replica Full scale)
Supply and erect 75t structural steel.
The Headframe was designed as a replica of the No.7 Headframe located on the original South Mine lease in Broken Hill. The structure was replicated to provide a tourism icon for Broken Hill which was funded by William Seward and controlled by the Far West Regional Development Board.
The structure consists of 75 tonnes of steel and stands approximately 40m high.
Steel members & dimensions are scaled 1:1 to the original design.
The structure was fixed together with 22,000 "Huck" bolt fasteners and all bolt heads were exposed externally to provide an authentic appearance.
Two major lifts to erect the structure involved using four cranes up 225 Tonne capacity.
The sheave wheels and bearing housings were manufactured and all mild steel components were "Hot dipped Galvanised" to match the duragal structural members.
The contract also included civil and electrical work.