Reminder Dalgety Bridge to close in May for essential maintenance

7 April 2015

Roads and Maritime Services will host two community sessions this month for the upcoming major upgrade of the Dalgety Bridge across the Snowy River at Dalgety.

The NSW Government has allocated $4.5 million to extend the life of the 132 year old bridge and preserve its heritage value.

“The Dalgety Bridge, known locally as Buckley’s Crossing, was built in 1883 and forms an important link for motorists on the Snowy River Way,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.

“The bridge remains safe for road users but needs essential maintenance work to ensure it continues to serve the community into the future.

“Work will be carried out 24 hours a day in early May on the first stage to remove and replace the ageing support structure of the bridge.

“Road users are reminded the full bridge closure will be completed between 5am on Friday 1 May and 5pm on Monday 4 May, weather permitting with a second closure planned for September.

“Road users are thanked for their patience for the safety of workers and motorists.

“Motorists wishing to travel between Jindabyne and Dalgety will be advised to detour via Berridale with traffic controllers in place to escort pedestrians across the bridge.”

Community members are reminded information sessions will be held on Wednesday 8 and 15 April between 4pm and 7pm at the Dalgety Community Hall to discuss pedestrian access and alternative routes during the closure.

“Residents are invited to drop into the sessions, meet with the project team and learn more on the essential maintenance to be carried out on the bridge,” the spokesperson said.

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit:  8588 5999

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