Call for tenders to build new Lansdowne bridge across Mulwaree River at Goulburn
3 April 2018
An important milestone for the Lansdowne Bridge replacement project has been reached, with tenders now open to build a new structure across the Mulwaree River.
Roads and Maritime Services is encouraging interested and suitably qualified companies to submit a tender application and help build a brighter future for the region.
“This is an important day for the community as it means work to build a new bridge as well as associated road work will start soon,” a spokesperson said.
“The old bridge opened in 1902 and served the community well, but a new crossing is needed to better cater to the needs of the community now and in future.
“Early demolition work has started and involves installing new underground cables and removing overhead power lines and is due to be complete mid-next month.
“Twenty tonnes of large steel frames are currently being put together to prop up the old bridge for removal and in coming weeks divers will install steel plates in the Mulwaree Ponds to support these frames.
“As soon as the powerlines are relocated, a crane pad will be built to allow a large crane on site to install propping frames and to remove the bridge.
“The landscape surrounding the project site is about to rapidly change, with final removal of the old bridge using a giant crane due to start next month.
“The successful contractor is expected to be announced in June this year with the shovels to hit the ground as soon as possible.”
The new bridge will improve safety for all road users with wider lanes and shared paths for pedestrians and cyclists which will also reduce the impact of frequent maintenance work on the community.
“The benefits don’t stop there, as access for local road users will be improved with a new intersection between Bungonia Road and Forbes Street,” the spokesperson added.
“This project is a great example of the Australian and NSW governments working together to improve safety and journeys for all road users.”
Work on the new bridge is expected to take around 12 months to complete, weather permitting. The community will be kept informed as the project progresses.