Anzac Bridge maintenance work makes progress
3 February 2012
Work is progressing well on the ANZAC Bridge maintenance program with installation of new permanent maintenance walkways set to start this month.
A Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) spokesperson said the walkways would be used during the project and for ongoing maintenance work.
“The new walkways will run along the full length of the bridge underneath the deck and will improve access for maintenance activities, allowing work to be easily carried out for decades to come,” the spokesperson said.
“Installation will be carried out during the day, with four temporary gantries in place to give workers safe access to the outside edges of the bridge.
“The work will be done from underneath the bridge and is not expected to impact traffic on the bridge.”
Other work scheduled later this month for includes installing a temporary fence along the south side of the bridge.
Flood lights will be used during this night work and where possible light will be directed away from nearby residences.
The two year ANZAC Bridge maintenance program started late last year and involves:
- Installing permanent access systems for hard to reach areas of the bridge.
- Modifying the bridge’s stay cables.
- Replacing the fence along the shared pathway on the northern side and installing a new fence along the southern side.
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