Work starts on $1.6 million maintenance project for Spit Bridge
13 APRIL 2016
Work will start on a $1.6 million essential maintenance project for the Spit Bridge at Mosman on Monday 18 April.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the work involves repairing beams which support the concrete shared path and waterproofing the path to provide a stronger and safer surface for pedestrians and cyclists.
“The Spit Bridge was built in 1958 and provides an essential crossing of Middle Harbour for Northern Beaches residents.
“About 70,000 motorists and 60,000 bus commuters use the bridge daily.
“To ensure the structure remains strong and in good working condition, maintenance work will be carried out on the shared concrete path.
“This will involve strengthening and painting the metal support beams and waterproofing the path.
“Work will be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 6pm and Saturdays from 8am to 1pm, with the project expected to take five months to complete, weather permitting.
“Minimal traffic impacts are expected as most of the work will be carried out beneath the bridge from scaffolding.
“There will be no changes to bridge opening times as there will be no work on the lifting mechanism of the bridge.
“Temporary closures to some areas of the waterway may be required and boaters will be kept informed of planned closures and alternate open channels.”
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