Anzac Bridge plaques to be removed

10 May 2012

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will temporarily remove two one-tonne bronze plaques from the Anzac Bridge on Friday night as part of the bridge’s maintenance program.

An RMS spokesperson said the two RSL rising sun plaques would be removed from the bridge for about three weeks to allow for the installation of permanent maintenance walkways on the bridge.

“The plaques will be reinstalled once work has been completed,” the spokesperson said.

“This will ensure they still hold a prominent position on the bridge.”

The two bronze plaques weigh about one tonne each and measure about 3 x 2 metres.

The spokesperson said the plaques are in the centre of the bridge on each side and are best viewed from the water.

“The Anzac Bridge maintenance team has been liaising with the RSL about the removal of the plaques and will take special care with these important monuments,” the spokesperson said.

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 cables
  • Replacing the fence along the shared pathway on the northern side and installing a new fence along the southern side.

For more information on the project, go to: /roadprojects/projects/sydney_region/southern_sydney/anzac_bridge/index.html

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