Dawson River Bridge expected to be completed in eight months | Manning River Time


The upgrade of the Dawson River Bridge in Cundletown is nearing completion, with the final stage of painting and maintenance due to take place at the end of the month. Beginning Monday, January 31 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, work will include installation of scaffolding and containment, paint stripping, painting and minor repairs. It should be finished in about two months, weather permitting. Read more: Change in overnight traffic conditions at Dawson River Bridge Myall Lakes member Stephen Bromhead says the NSW government is investing $3 million to upgrade the bridge over Manning River Drive. “This is great news for the local Cundletown community. It is essential that we keep the Dawson River Bridge well maintained to ensure its structural integrity and reduce future maintenance costs,” Bromhead said. Read more: Dawson River Bridge work results in closures and detours ‘This single-span steel truss bridge was built 88 years ago to replace a timber bridge, which was part of the route of the Pacific Highway.” By investing in this important maintenance work, we are preserving the bridge to ensure it continues to serve as a vital link for the community and freight operators in the future. Regional Transport and Roads Minister Sam Farraway said the essential upgrade is now in its third and final stage, putting the project on track to cross the finish line later this year. “We already completed the maintenance and paint prep work in May, and now is the time to apply the finishing touches,” Mr. Farraway said. “Repainting will involve completely surrounding each span of the bridge to remove and dispose of existing paint before applying three new coats of paint. It’s a process similar to the ongoing work on the nearby Martin Bridge.” of Cundletown can be assured that the Dawson River Bridge will continue to provide an important community connection for many years to come.” Ray’s Machinery Painting Abrasive Blasting has been announced to deliver the final stage of painting and maintenance work. The bridge will remain open with occasional traffic conditions including single lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h which may cause short delays Motorists are advised to allow additional travel time, to return to the conditions and to follow the indications of the signs and traffic control. The community will be kept informed of the progress of the project. For more information, visit nswroads.work/dawsonriverbridge Our reporters work hard to bring local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content: Bookmark our website Make sure you’re signed up for our up-to-the-minute and regular newsletters Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram: @manningrivertimes us on Google News Did you know? Manning River Times online subscribers not only have 24/7 access to local and national news, sports, current affairs and entertainment, but they also have access to our print edition in digital format. , with all the advertisements and classifieds at your fingertips.


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