Lansdowne Bridge has been completely dismantled and is now ready to be replaced by a new crossing of the Mulwaree River in NSW.
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said the successful contractor to build the new bridge will be announced soon.
Construction of the new bridge is expected to begin in July and take around 12 months to complete, weather permitting.
New underground cables have been installed and overhead powerlines have been removed, alongside the installation of steel plates in the Mulwaree Ponds to support 20 tonnes of steel frames that allowed the bridge to be dismantled by a 450-tonne crane.
NSW Member for Goulburn Pru Goward said the new bridge and road approaches will result in safer travel for all road users, including freight operators, while also requiring less ongoing and costly maintenance.
“This is a great example of how the Bridges Renewal Program is enhancing access for local communities,” she said.
The project received $3.25 million from the Federal Government and $15.4 million from the NSW Government.