Windsor Bridge Replacement Project reaches major milestone
19 September 2019
Work is progressing well on the Windsor Bridge replacement project, with another major milestone achieved as the new bridge reached the other side of Hawkesbury River on 17 September.
Member for Hawkesbury, Robyn Preston MP said crews have been working hard since September last year to form the concrete bridge segments and carefully launch them across the river.
"Crews have been on the ground to install piles and bridge piers in the river and form the concrete bridge segments on site which meant they didn't have to be transported from other locations," Ms Preston said.
"Ten bridge segments have been pieced together to form the 157 metre long bridge deck which will support three lanes of traffic once complete.
"In four short months, crews have expertly and carefully launched the new bridge, which weighs around 4,000 tonnes across the Hawkesbury River which will serve motorists and pedestrians for years to come."
Ms Preston said the bridge launches have been carried out with precision, with around 30 crew members needed to carry out the work.
"The launches of the bridge segments involved using two heavy lift jacks to pull the segments across sliding tracks which are made of stainless steel and Teflon," Ms Preston said.
"While the bridge is now in its position, crews still have a lot of work to do which will include dismantling the concrete casting bed to start work on the new roundabout which will safely connect the new bridge with Freemans Reach and Wilberforce roads.
"Work will also be carried out to reconfigure the intersection with Bridge and George streets to connect it to the new bridge.
"Once complete, this project will help to improve traffic flow as well as provide a reliable and safe crossing of the Hawkesbury River for years to come.
"I want to thank the community for their ongoing patience and I will continue to be updated as the project progresses," Ms Preston said.
For more information, visit the Windsor Bridge replacement project webpage.