Historic bridge in Corowa reopens to traffic

24 September 2013

Historic bridge in Corowa reopens to traffic

Upgrade work has been completed on the John Foord Bridge at Corowa ahead of schedule. “Roads and Maritime Services reopened the historic iron lattice truss bridge over the Murray
River yesterday after it was closed to traffic for six weeks for upgrade work,” Mr Aplin said.

“The NSW Government provided $400,000 to replace the bridge deck to extend the life of the bridge and reduce future maintenance costs.

“Early work started in early August with crews working seven days a week to ensure the bridge was reopened as quickly as possible.

“Roads and Maritime thanks motorists and the local community for their patience while the work was carried out.

“The restoration to this important local icon also aims to improve safety for all road users,” Mr Aplin said.

Minor work on the pedestrian footpath will continue for the next three weeks.

Pedestrians will still have access across the bridge but will need to be cautious while the work is carried out on weekdays from 7am to 5pm.

At this stage it is not known when the work on the road approaches will take place. Wet weather may change dates and times.

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