Work starts on $2.3 million Unwins Bridge maintenance project


Work will start at the end of this week on a $2.3 million maintenance project for Unwins Bridge above the Cooks River at Tempe to strengthen and improve the structure.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the essential maintenance work demonstrates a commitment to deliver safe infrastructure for motorists and pedestrians in the Inner West.

“Two stages of maintenance work are planned for Unwins Bridge in Tempe, which provides an important connection to Waterworth Park for road users as well as pedestrians and cyclists accessing the local network of pathways around the river banks,” the spokesperson said.

“Work would be carried out in two stages to minimise the impact on residents and road users.

“Stage one will start this week and involve removing and replacing the road surface, waterproofing the bridge deck and upgrading drainage infrastructure.

“Stage two will involve repairing and replacing steel elements of the bridge, rust prevention measures, repainting the steel structures and removing old lead paint and asbestos using a specialist, licenced contractor.

“Changed traffic conditions will be in place from 8pm on Friday 12 until 5am on Monday 15 February, weather permitting.

“During stage one work Bayview Avenue will be closed between Richardsons Crescent and Bamboo Avenue.

“The detour is three kilometres long so road users should follow the direction of traffic control and allow extra travel time.

“Access to the sporting grounds and Tempe train station will be maintained at all times.

“The community is thanked for their patience while the essential work is carried out and will be kept informed of work dates for stage two.”

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