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Council to undertake bridge surveys

25 November, 2011Posted in: Roads and Assets
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As part of its ongoing Infrastructure Renewal Program, Wingecarribee Shire Council is planning the replacement of 11 of the Shire’s road bridges.

The investigation, planning and design is to be undertaken by specialist consultant, Local Government Engineering Services.

Works will involve a topographic survey of the ground levels followed by geotechnical investigations of the foundations supporting the bridges.

Council’s Special Projects and Contracts Engineer Bob Lewis said the investigations may impact on traffic within the immediate vicinity of the bridges.

“A drilling rig will be on site at each of the bridge locations for a couple of days during the geotechnical investigation period,” he said.

“Whilst traffic controllers will be onsite, speed restrictions will be in place around the work site and motorists may experience some minor delays.”

The investigative works will be undertaken between now and early January. Adjacent property owners will be notified via letter.

The bridges included on this program include:

  • Woodlands Road, Woodlands
  • Mittagong Rivulet Bridge, Merrigang Street, Bowral
  • Kirkland Road, East Kangaloon
  • Caalang Creek, Kangaloon Road, Robertson
  • Old South Road, Mittagong
  • Nattai River Bridge, Colo Street, Mittagong
  • Maltings Bridge, Ferguson Crescent, Mittagong
  • Barrengarry Creek, Belmore Falls Road, Robertson
  • Victoria Street, Bowral
  • Gunrock Creek Bridge, Meryla Road, Meryla
  • Diamond Fields Road, Mittagong

Findings from the investigations will be used to develop designs for new bridges at each of these locations. Construction planning will commence with the Woodlands Road bridge.

For more information contact Council’s Special Projects and Contracts Engineer on phone 4868 0796.