Hampden Bridge monitoring cameras installed

24 June 2014

Hampden Bridge monitoring cameras installed

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward today announced that work has now finished to install cameras which aim to ensure vehicles are complying with the mass restrictions on the Hampden Bridge at Kangaroo Valley.

Mr Ward said that cameras were installed at Hampden Bridge to encourage vehicles to comply with the 42.5 tonne weight limit on the bridge and provide real time traffic monitoring to protect the asset.

“Roads and Maritime Services started work to install the cameras at the end of May and final finishing work was completed this week,” he said.

“About 70,000 heavy vehicles use Hampden Bridge each year and the cameras will play a vital role in reducing long term damage of the bridge.

“The New South Wales Government provided $300,000 for the project as part of the commitment to maintaining essential road infrastructure for all road users.

“General maintenance including line marking on the bridge and the installation of a new shed next to the bridge to protect monitoring equipment was also completed as part of the project.

“The cameras are protected by steel casing to reduce the risk of vandalism and weather damage,” Mr Ward said. For more information on road projects under way in the region, please visit the website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au.

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