Announcement: ARC builds bridges with InQuik partnership


InQuik are pleased to announce that we have formally entered into a partnership with the Australian Reinforcing Company (ARC), for the manufacture and supply of bridge components. ARC have released an announcement article, reproduced below (with permission). Since this announcement, there have been a further 5 bridges that have been/are being manufactured for projects in NSW, for delivery Jan-April 2018.

Original article by ARC, republished with permission:

ARC have formed a partnership with research and development company, Lifting Point, to bring to market a revolutionary new system for constructing reinforced concrete bridges.

The new bridging system, known as InQuik, offers numerous advantages over conventional bridge construction, and consists of prefabricated steel form panels which incorporates the reinforcement bars secured in position inside the form structure ready to be placed and poured with concrete on site.

The time saving is enormous with an approximate full build time of two to three weeks for an InQuik bridge compared to a conventional build that can run into several months.

With the Australian Government Bridge Renewal Program, worth over $1 Billion over the next 4 years, the demand for InQuik bridges is ensuring a growing pipeline of work.


ARC will prefabricate the InQuik bridge panels to Australian standards, using high-quality, Australian made and imported steels in a specialised bridge-manufacturing bay at the company's Newcastle operation.

The InQuik Bridge is certified by the engineering firm SMEC to comply with AS5100 design standards. Following the acquisition of the ARC business by the GFG Alliance in September, the business is in a strong position to leverage the Australian supply chain of GFG to produce the InQuik bridges.

“We’re excited to be officially on board with the InQuik Bridging System to help introduce a revolutionary new product to the market,” said General Manager ARC, Sean Mannering.

InQuik has many potential applications including replacement of regional road and rail bridges, disaster relief, military, jetties, wharfs, pedestrian bridges, elevated railways and private access bridges.

Three bridges have already been installed since the market launch at Marulan in June 2016:
• Tantangara (Mt Kosciusko NSW National Parks)
• Bellingen (North Coast NSW Bellingen Shire Council)
• Caddies Creek (Kellyville Sydney NSW Hills Shire Council)

2017: InQuik Year in Review

2017 has been a milestone year for InQuik, with the first commercial bridge projects successfully delivered, and knowledge of the InQuik system is spreading rapidly across Australia and into the Pacific.

On 26th June 2016 the Hon Angus Taylor MP and Pru Goward MP opened the first bridge at Boxers Creek, Goulburn, NSW. At the launch Angus said “This business will keep growing as its prototype hits the market, both here and overseas, building on an Australian idea, using Australian steel and workers.”

During 2017 InQuik have attended and presented to our peers & prospective clients at the Australian Bridge Conference in Melbourne, IPWEA NSW conference in the Hunter Valley and finally the 8th Small Bridges Conference in Surfers Paradise. Over 1,000 attendees from the broad range of councils, state government departments, state road authorities, NSW RMS and the private sector have given positive feedback and support for InQuik’s innovative-patented designs.

Bridge engineers, asset managers, civil engineers, structural engineers and engineering directors have all taken the opportunity to investigate the unique attributes of the InQuik designs at these events and having their questions answered regarding the product design, specifications and best use cases.

Our partners SMEC (design and bridge code certification) and ARC (fabrication) ensure that the InQuik system, made locally in Newcastle, complies with AS5100 and SM1600 load rating design standards. The 100-year design life means peace of mind for our customers locally and internationally.

Our MD,  Logan Mullaney, made two trade visits to Papua New Guinea in 2017, where the InQuik product is now certified by the country’s Department of Works for “bridge design and structural development programs” within PNG. We are also scheduling export orders for projects in Fiji and Vanuatu.

InQuik was also the proud recipient of the Concrete Institute of Australia NSW “2017 Technology & Innovation Award of Excellence” for the InQuik Modular Concrete Bridging System.

InQuik’s “place and pour” methodology enabled us to construct a single lane 12mtr bridge in the Snowy Mountains for National Parks in 12 hours over a 3-day period.

“InQuik is a very quick and efficient way to replace bridges as long as you do the survey and site preparation work correctly. Our survey and designers were excellent and the bridge has reached our expectations.” – Rod Peel, National Parks Road Supervisor

Bellingen Shire Council, NSW used their own Council Works Department to install a dual lane InQuik bridge over Reids Creek. This replaced a single lane timber bridge to improve safety, flood mitigation and increase the load rating.  The video case study is accessible on our web site –

“The InQuik bridge solution used to replace Reids Creek Bridge delivered an AS5100 compliant structure and achieved significant project time savings.” – Phil Buchan, Manager – Asset Management & Design, Bellingen Shire Council

It’s been a very busy but satisfying year. The staff and management of InQuik Bridging Systems would like to thank all our clients, suppliers and numerous advocates for their on-going support in our first full year of commercial operation, and wish you all a very happy and safe holiday season.

InQuik appoints Bridge Knowledge as North-East NSW Sales Agent

Bridge Knowledge

InQuik Bridging Systems is pleased to announce that Bridge Knowledge is our first Australian sales partner for the InQuik solution covering the North East NSW region.

Peter Mahar, Bridge Knowledge Director, is a Civil Engineer with over 25 years of industry experience within the private sector, both in Australia and internationally including the government sector in Australia.

Prior to forming Bridge Knowledge Peter was the Road Services Manager, Northern Region, NSW for RMS – Roads and Maritime Services managing a team delivering bridge/road construction and maintenance in a commercial environment ($100M annual turnover and over 250 staff). Other key RMS NSW roles included Bridge Maintenance Planner, Bridge Works Manager and Contract Manager, Bridges.

Peter has broad knowledge and extensive experience in all facets of bridge engineering in relation to investigation, design, construction and asset management of concrete, steel and timber bridges from simple structures through to large span complex bridges.

From 1996 to 2000 VSL International employed Peter in senior site management roles responsible for major bridge projects in South East Asia. This included Project Manager for the superstructure construction of the Pakse Bridge spanning 1,380m across the Mekong River in Southern Laos and Site Manager for the delivery of the superstructure of the Malaysia to Singapore Second Crossing Bridge.

Before 1996 Peter held roles with John Holland in Queensland and Baulderstone Hornibrook in South and Western Australia. In these roles he was involved in a diverse range of civil infrastructure projects involving a number of delivery mechanisms.

We are excited to be partnered with Bridge Knowledge as a highly regarded and experienced Australian company utilising an Australian designed and built product to address their customer needs.

Bridge Knowledge provides advice, expertise and support for all aspects of bridge engineering. They offer a full range of professional services to both private and government clients in relation to the investigation, design, procurement, construction and asset management of bridges and contact details are below.

Peter Mahar B.E. (Civil); Grad Dip Mgt
Bridge Knowledge Pty Ltd
275 Nana Creek Road
Nana Glen NSW 2450