Posted by: mwestby February 12, 2019
Earlier this month, the Lansdowne Bridge project reached a major milestone as it passed its halfway point to completion.
The Australian and NSW governments are jointly funding the $18.6 million project to upgrade and replace the Lansdowne Bridge in Goulburn, which will improve road safety with new wider lanes, improved approaches and a shared path across the bridge. Abergeldie was engaged as head contractor to construct the concrete road bridge over 80m in length, upgrade the surrounding road approaches and other associated works. Mobilisation started in August 2018 and works are being undertaken in close coordination with the RMS design consultants and key third parties.
In the first week of February 2019, a milestone was reached when a 250-tonne crane was brought to site and the team successfully installed 30 precast concrete girders ranging from 12m to 15m in length and weighing up to 23 tonnes, marking the halfway point to project completion. Works has already commenced on the approach roads, with the remaining works including constructing retaining walls, backfilling bridge abutments, construction of bridge deck and all associated landscaping work to follow.
The new bridge and approaches will provide a number of additional features and benefits to the road bridge users including, but not limited to, eliminating potential lead contamination of the waterway from deteriorating paintwork on the bridge, minimising disruption to the community by decreasing frequent bridge closures for maintenance work and significantly improving road safety. The bridge will provide an invaluable piece of infrastructure to the Goulburn community.