Community feedback encouraged on plans for Dalgety
7 May 2013
Community feedback encouraged on plans for Dalgety Bridge
Member for Monaro John Barilaro today announced Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is encouraging the community to provide feedback on plans for major restoration work on Dalgety Bridge.
"The NSW Government has provided $4.5 million dollars to upgrade this important historical bridge which crosses the Snowy River on the Jindabyne - Dalgety Road about 40 kilometres west of Cooma," Mr Barilaro said.
"RMS is planning essential restoration work to ensure the bridge's historical significance is maintained, to reduce future maintenance costs and to ensure the picturesque bridge serves the community well into the future.
"Work planned for the bridge includes improvements to the ends of the bridge, the timber supports and full replacement of the existing bridge deck.
"RMS is investigating a number of work methods to minimise the disruption to the Dalgety community.
"The work is expected to take around 18 months to complete using a combination of partial closures and full bridge closures.
"RMS is consulting with the community before finalising the schedule and method of work. A community drop in session is planned for 22 May to give the community an opportunity to provide feedback about the duration of any closures and when they should occur. The drop in session will be held at Dalgety Memorial Hall from 4pm to 7pm.
"Work is expected to start later this year, depending on the community feedback received,” Mr Barilaro said.
Dalgety Bridge, which is known locally as Buckley’s Crossing Bridge is part of a series of 18 iron lattice truss road bridges built between 1881 and 1893, all of which were designed by the Public Works Department bridge designer John A McDonald.
More information is available at http://www.rms.nsw.gov.aul/projects/south-coast/dalgety-bridge/index.html
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