Piles of work underway on new Camp Street Bridge
Thursday, 26 September 2019
Construction of the new Camp Street Bridge is powering ahead with piling underway
to build the foundation of the bridge across Lake Forbes.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the $12.8 million project
would deliver a stronger, wider and safer crossing.
"We are committed to delivering the infrastructure our regions need, improving safety
and supporting growth," Mr Toole said.
"The first major milestone of the new Camp Street Bridge project has been achieved
with piling starting yesterday; using a piling rig, drilling rig and a 50 tonne crane
working from a temporary rock platform in the waterway.
"Eighteen large steel tubes will be inserted into the bedrock below the lake and will be
filled with reinforced concrete to support the new bridge.
"The new bridge will be a win for the community and visitors alike, providing a safer
and more efficient crossing over the lake."
The old Camp Street Bridge was built in 1927 and has served the community and
visitors to the area for nearly 100 years.
The new 70-metre bridge will be 11 metres longer than the original bridge and will
include wider lanes, wider shoulders, and pedestrian and cycle paths.
The new bridge is expected to be completed and open to traffic and pedestrians by
August 2020, weather permitting.
Piling work will be carried out between 8am and 5pm on weekdays and is expected to
be complete in four weeks, weather permitting.
For more information on the project, visit the Camp Street Bridge replacement webpage.