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Far West Regional Head Frame


Far West Regional
Broken Hill South Mine head frame (Replica Full scale)
Description: 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.
Head Frame Replica

  • 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.
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