Bridge contract awarded on Pacific Highway upgrade

The contract to build 23 bridges along the 155-kilometre Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade in New South Wales has been awarded.The contract to build 23 bridges along the 155-kilometre Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade in New South Wales has been awarded.

A Bielby Hull Albem joint venture will construct bridges between Trustrums Hill and Richmond River, and the new Mororo Bridge on the project.

The project involves the construction of 166 bridges, including 57 twin bridges and two major bridges crossing the Clarence and Richmond Rivers.

“Early work, including survey and geotechnical investigations for the bridge across the Richmond River at Broadwater, is nearly complete, with piling for this bridge expected to start in September, weather permitting,” said New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey in a statement.

Piling works are underway for the new Clarence River Bridge at Harwood and foundations are now being installed for bridges between Glenugie and Maclean between Devils Pulpit and Richmond River.

“Contracts for the remaining bridges and five main civil work contracts for the highway between Glenugie and Pimlico are expected to be awarded before the end of 2017,” added Ms. Pavey.

More than 70 per cent of work on the Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade is complete.

It has an anticipated completion date of 2020.

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