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Construction on the $225 million Molonglo River Bridge project now underway

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The Molonglo River Bridge project has reached a monumental milestone with construction now underway.

The $225 million project will provide the missing link for the arterial road network and will mark a significant step forward for the Australian bridge construction industry.

The bridge spanning over 200 metres will be one of the longest weathering steel bridges in Australia.

BMD Constructions’ Project Manager Sam Tindal said the first stage is already mapped out.

“The first stage of construction involves enabling works and the realignment of the northern approach road to Coppins Crossing, safeguarding smooth access for construction vehicles and machinery to the bridge location,” he said.


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The project will connect the northern suburbs of Molonglo, including Whitlam, to the rest of the valley, with 1.7 kilometres of new arterial roads that will facilitate smoother travel.

Tindal said the project was much more than concrete and steel, with it set to create opportunities.

“BMD is known for our collaborative approach to contracting and having operated in the Australian Capital Territory for over 15 years, we have earned a strong reputation for our engagement of the community and our established supply chain to leave an enduring legacy,” he said.

The bridge and road approaches are expected to open to traffic by the end of 2025.

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