Work to place girders for bridge at Berry continues

31 March 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward has today announced that large bridge girders continue to be placed on the new bridge at Berry as work progresses to build the $580 million Foxground and Berry bypass project.

“The bridge at Berry is one of 12 bridges to be built as part of the 12.5 kilometre Princes Highway upgrade between Toolijooa Road and Andersons Lane and some out of hours work is required to install the girders,” Mr Ward said.

“More Super-T girders, or bridge beams, are currently being placed on the next four spans of the 600 metre long bridge.

“This will bring the total to 156 girders out of the 228 girders required for this bridge.

“Work is scheduled to be carried out near Woodhill Mountain Road from now until Saturday 9th April from 6am to 7pm on weekdays and 7am to 5pm on Saturday, weather permitting.

“A large crane will be set up and the girders will be moved from the storage area on Woodhill Mountain Road to the bridge site and lifted into position,” Mr Ward concluded.

Information about the Foxground and Berry project can be found on the website at: www.rms.nsw.gov.au.

For the latest traffic information, please visit: www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or simply call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

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

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