Kapooka - Olympic Highway realignment

Roads and Maritime Services has realigned the Olympic Highway and replaced the existing bridge over the main southern railway line at Kapooka.

The old Kapooka Bridge has gone

The old structure was removed between 19 and 21 August 2017. Watch a timelapse video of the removal:


 

Kapooka Bridge – construction complete

The Kapooka Bridge officially opened to traffic on 14 June 2016.

The Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay, Member for Riverina Michael McCormack and Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire cut a ribbon and unveiled a plaque dedicated to Australian servicemen and women before motorists were allowed to drive through on all four divided lanes.

The project was jointly funded by the Australian Government ($27.5 million) and the State Government's Bridges for the Bush program ($27.5 million).

The new bridge was built by BMD Constructions and replaced the original structure built in 1880, which included two, 90 degree bends on the approaches and restricted higher productivity vehicles on this route.

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