Timelapse footage highlights great progress on Foxground and Berry bypass upgrade

11 March 2016

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced the release of time-lapse footage which shows the progress being made on the $580 million Foxground and Berry bypass project.

Mr Ward said that the footage, captured from August last year, shows one of the 12 bridges being built as part of the 12.5 kilometre Princes Highway upgrade.

“A time lapse camera has been used which shows the Broughton Creek Bridge site No.1 deck girders, or beams, being craned into place,” he said.

“The camera has taken footage showing the bridge girders being delivered to site as well as footage near the bridge which gives an amazing indication of the precision and work which goes into building the bridges as part of this project.

“Work on Broughton Creek Bridge site No.1 started in August and involved 36 girders, each 32 metres long and weighing 56 tonnes, being lifted into place by a 500 tonne crane.

“Each of the girders was made with 22 cubic metres of concrete and the crane was so large, eight trucks and trailers were required to transport its counterweights and boom.

“The time-lapse footage just gives an incredible insight into the process of building this important feature in the project.

“Work has progressed on 11 of 12 bridges as part of the Princes Highway upgrade between Toolijooa Road and Andersons Lane, including the recent opening of the bridge at Tindalls Lane.

“Girders for the bridges are continuing to be delivered and to date, 328 out of a total of 408 girders have been delivered, with 264 girders already put in place across the project.

“The bypass is expected to be open to traffic in mid-2018, weather permitting,” Mr Ward concluded.

The time lapse footage is available on the project’s website page at: www.rms.nsw.gov.au.

MEDIA: Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Ben Blackburn 0423 466 358

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