COMPLETED Back Creek Bridge Replacement (MR270)
- Project typeCapital Works
- Project value$1,402,500
- Project scheduleCompleted August 2019
- Contractor nameBridge and Civil Pty Ltd
Work has now been completed and the bridge is open to all traffic. The new bridge consists of a two lane concrete structure, with a 48m length and is able to carrying heavy vehicles. The new bridge is on a similar but slightly improved alignment. This project has delivered significant improvements for safety, transport efficiencies and environmental aspects at the site, as well as mitigating impacts of delays during flood events.
Work commenced mid December with demolition of the old timber/concrete bridge. The in-ground piling works for the new bridge have now been completed and construction of abutments, piers and headstock are underway. The precast concrete planks are being fabricated off site.
The old bridge was load limited, a single lane and required vehicles (including school buses) to cross on-coming traffic to access the bypass on westbound travel. The old low level crossing was approximately 1.5m lower than the bridge deck, and was more frequently inundated by flooding than the bridge. When in flood, school buses could not cross Back Creek and arrangements needed to be made with parents to meet the school bus at Back Creek in the afternoon. If flooded in the morning, students did not make it to school unless they were dropped off in Braidwood by parents. Additionally, the bypass had a heavy vehicle speed limit of 40km/hr for a total distance of 500m, which affects heavy vehicle speeds for up to 2.5km.
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