Tenders invited to paint historic Luskintyre Bridge

7 September 2015

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC announced today that Roads and Maritime Services is inviting tenders to paint the historic Luskintyre Bridge across the Hunter River at Luskintyre.

Mr MacDonald said the NSW Government allocated $4.9 million this financial year to strengthen and paint the bridge which is one of only two remaining steel Pratt truss road bridges in NSW.

“Built in 1904 to improve access to the northern side of the Hunter River, Luskintyre Bridge was the first road bridge of its class in NSW,” Mr MacDonald said.

“Repainting work will help preserve the life of the structure to ensure it continues to serve the community well into the future by reducing the need for future maintenance and bridge closures.”

“Work is expected to start early next year, weather permitting,” Mr MacDonald said.

“Tenders for the work to repaint the metal truss spans of the bridge should be received by Roads and Maritime by 2.30pm on Thursday 8 October.”

A pre-tender meeting and site inspection is scheduled from 10am on Tuesday 22 September.

Tenderers must be accredited by the PCCP in Category A Protective Coatings Class 3, 4, and 5A and must be experienced structural steel painting contractors with the ability to carry out similar maintenance work.

For tender information visit www.tenders.nsw.gov.au/rta and for further information on the Luskintyre Bridge upgrade visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au.

Media: Scot MacDonald MLC, 0408 450 032

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