Abdoo’s Bridge completed

Published on 16 June 2017

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As part of an ongoing commitment to improve the region’s transport network, MidCoast Council bridge crews have completed the replacement of Abdoo’s bridge, as further bridge works in the region commence.

The original timber Abdoo’s Bridge, located on Comboyne Road at Killabakh, had reached the end of its serviceable life. The bridge has been completely dismantled and a new concrete structure installed in its place.  The new structure provides a safer, smoother driving surface which will serve the local community for years to come, with far lower ongoing maintenance costs.

Further to the Abdoo’s Bridge replacement, the Reltons Bridge replacement has been completed. The original timber bridge has been replaced with a steel structure and as a result the load limit has been removed from the structure, making it suitable for heavier vehicles to utilise the bridge.

 The Emu Creek Bridge is another project which has recently commenced. The project involves an installation of a temporary side bridge for heavy vehicles, which is adjacent to the existing bridge that has a load limit of 12T. The existing bridge will continue to be used for light vehicles.  At this stage the work is a temporary measure until the existing bridge is replaced in the future.

 “Almost 40% of all bridges across the region are timber, and their age and condition often means ongoing repairs”, explains Jamie Condie, Manager Operations South.  “One of our priorities is to minimise maintenance costs by replacing them with newer, concrete structures”. These projects are part of MidCoast Council’s commitment to improving infrastructure across the region, and complement an additional bridge maintenance program currently being rolled across the district.

 To stay updated on the progress of roadworks across the region, visit www.myroadinfo.com.au