New Nashdale Bridge to be built on Cargo Road
5 March 2013
New Nashdale Bridge to be built on Cargo Road west of Orange
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Andrew Stoner today announced preliminary work on a new bridge over the railway line on Cargo Road has started.
Mr Stoner, along with Orange MP Andrew Gee, today visited the site to inspect the preliminary works.
“This $1.5 million project was announced as a NSW Liberals and Nationals election commitment,” Mr Stoner said.
“The NSW Government is now providing this funding to build a new bridge over the railway line on Cargo Road at Nashdale, about six kilometres west of Orange, and improve its alignment.
“The new bridge will be built parallel to the existing bridge which is a narrow timber structure on a poor alignment, running over a rail bridge.
“The NSW Government is getting on with the job of fixing NSW and it’s great to see the start of works on the new bridge.”
Mr Gee said the project which is being managed by Cabonne Council is expected to be completed by the end of June, weather permitting.
"Earthworks on the approaches to the new bridge are in progress," Mr Gee said.
"At present the girders are being poured in Bathurst and I understand that contractors will commence placing the concrete piles in place in about two weeks.
"Cabonne Council advise that they expect the bridge to be in place and the approaches to be constructed by the end of June.
"However, the final road seal won't be completed until next summer to ensure the best finish possible for the road surface on the approaches."
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New Nashdale Bridge to be built on Cargo Road west of Orange.