$1.5 million makeover starts for St Albans Bridge

26 November 2013

$1.5 million maintenance makeover starts for St Albans Bridge

A major maintenance project of the historic St Albans Bridge over the Macdonald River starts this month to improve the bridge strength and reduce future maintenance costs.

“St Albans Bridge was built in 1902 and is an early example of a DeBurgh timber truss road bridge,” Member for Hawkesbury Ray Williams said.

“The NSW Government has contributed $1.5 million towards the upgrade which includes major repairs to the northern end of the bridge, extending the laminated timber deck and installing steel supports.

“Work will be carried out on weekdays for four months until late March between 7am to 6pm.

“Some full bridge closures may be required with electronic message signs in place in advance to advise motorists,” Mr Williams said.

A reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will remain in place during the work to ensure a safe work space.

Every effort will be made to minimise delays for motorists and noise from the work.

Motorists are reminded to follow reduced speed limits and the direction of traffic controllers.

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Media: Ray Williams 0412 394 936

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