Old Lansdowne Bridge makes way for the new
1 December 2017
- Works underway to demolish Goulburn’s old Lansdowne Bridge
- Demolished bridge will be replaced as part of $18.6 million upgrade project
- Demolition has begun with major works happening in January
- Tender process expected to commence early 2018
- Construction of the new bridge is expected to start in mid-2018
The new Landsdowne Bridge is a step closer for Goulburn residents with demolition works beginning.
Work will be carried out during weekdays between 7am and 6pm, with access to Goulburn Recreation Area maintained at all times.
Construction of the replacement bridge, jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments, is expected to start in mid-2018 and be completed by mid-2019.
NSW Member for Goulburn Pru Goward said the NSW Government has acknowledged the additional complexity of the project and is now contributing $15.4M of the total project costs.
“I am pleased the NSW Government was able to find the additional funds to make the new Lansdowne Bridge as good as the old”
“Activities are progressing well to replace the bridge, with demolition of the existing bridge expected to be completed in early 2018.
“Removal of the old bridge has already started, with the main demolition activity expected in January.
“The tender process for the construction on the bridge will also commence in early 2018,” Ms Goward said.
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said the bridge replacement and associated road upgrades would greatly improve this key freight route and important link to the south coast.
“The new bridge is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to invest in the national road network and is being funded under our Bridges Renewal Program.
“Through that program we are giving local, state and territory governments the financial support they need to build better bridges. In this electorate, I’ve secured around $8.7 million to get nine bridge upgrade projects underway.”
“The new bridge will improve safety and access for residents, and save freight operators money – delivering dollars into the pockets of local businesses and supporting local jobs,” Mr Taylor said.
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