CONTRACT AWARDED FOR DETAILED DESIGN OF NEW TABULAM BRIDGE
The NSW Government has announced GHD will carry out detailed design work for the new Tabulam Bridge across the Clarence River.
Member for Lismore Thomas George said planning work for the new Bruxner Highway crossing was progressing well as part of the Bridges for the Bush program which aims to deliver safer crossings for rural communities, and improve freight connectivity across the state.
“The existing 300 metre single lane bridge will be replaced with a two lane bridge downstream of the existing structure and will have a higher mass limit capacity,” Mr George said.
“Extensive maintenance work has been carried out on the existing bridge to ensure it remains safe for legally loaded vehicles.
“The new bridge will ensure there is capacity to cater for not only higher mass limit vehicles but also for future traffic volumes.
“Tenders to complete detailed design work were called in March and four pre-qualified companies tendered. GHD has been awarded the contract.
“The Tabulam Bridge is one of 17 key locations in country NSW which will benefit from the Bridges for the Bush Program.
“The work now being undertaken will include geotechnical investigations, full design of the new bridge and some road work, as well as preparation of the contract documents for major building work.
“The existing bridge will also be removed as part of the project, subject to fulfilling heritage requirements.”
The Review of Environmental Factors for the new bridge was displayed during March and submissions are now being reviewed.
The next stage of the project will include a submissions report summarising feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors.
The NSW Government will then seek planning approval so major work can start.
For more information visit http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/northern-nsw/tabulam-bridge/index.html.