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Contract awarded for $18.6M Lansdowne bridge

  • Posted on Thursday 9th, August 2018.

The contract to build the $18.6 million Lansdowne bridge replacement across the Mulwaree River, New South Wales, has been awarded to infrastructure construction company, Abergeldie.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Michael McCormack, said the Federal and New South Wales Governments were funding the project to build the new bridge and upgrade its road approaches.The contract to build the $18.6 million Landsdowne bridge replacement across the Mulwaree River, NSW, has been awarded to infrastructure construction company Abergeldie.

“Works to demolish the old bridge have rapidly changed the landscape surrounding the former crossing, with a brighter future for the region around the corner thanks to this significant bridge replacement project,” said McCormack.

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey, said the new Lansdowne Bridge would increase access for freight operators and that work would soon start.

“The new crossing will help to change people’s lives by improving safety and result in more efficient travel for road users, including pedestrians and cyclists and heavy vehicle drivers,” said Pavey.

Federal Member for Hume, Angus Taylor, said work was on track to start in coming weeks and was expected to take around 12 months to complete, weather permitting.

“The former bridge crossing and adjacent heritage properties have been recorded for archival purposes as part of the Office of Environment and Heritage’s planning approvals for the bridge,” said Taylor.

State Member for Goulburn, Pru Goward, said the project would help preserve the history of the location partly by using recycled timbers and other structural materials appropriated from the old bridge.

“The community will be updated about the progress of this strategy and in the meantime, the old bridge’s timber beams are being treated to remove hazardous substances so they can be used again,” said Goward.

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