MidCoast Council granted $25 million to fix bridges

An example of the type of upgrades that are to be undertaken on the bridges. Photo: supplied.

ALMOST $26 million has been granted to MidCoast Council to fix bridges.

The Fixing Country Bridges Program is a NSW Government program to replace timber bridges with concrete bridges across New South Wales.

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MidCoast Council is one of 53 Councils sharing in more than $290 million statewide to replace 400-plus timber bridges.

The Council has secured $25,992,018.50 in funding from the program to upgrade 13 bridges in its Local Government Area.

Regional Transport and Roads Minister Sam Farraway said the Government was getting on with the job of building better infrastructure to better withstand extreme weather and protect the supply chain.

“We’ll continue to work with councils across the rest of the state, many of which have been hit hard by natural disasters like floods to firm up the remaining bridges,” he said.

“With each bridge replaced, we’re opening up more efficient routes for heavy vehicles, from freighters to the local school bus and Rural Fire Service tankers.

“Improving access for freight companies helps them to reduce their operational costs, which will ultimately reduce costs for NSW families when buying goods at the local supermarket,” Mr Farraway said.

MidCoast Council is already working on these upgrades – their status can be accessed through the Council’s Capital Works program.

The thirteen bridges are:
● Lilly Pilly Bridge: Booral-Washpool Road, Stroud;
● Parsons Creek Bridge: Willina Road, Bunyah;
● Kings Creek Bridge: Bidners Lane, Krambach;
● The Falls Bridge: Glenwarrin Road, Elands;
● Cedar Party Creek Bridge: Wingham Road, Wingham;
● Sheathers Bridge: Hannam Vale Road, Hannam Vale;
● Fairbairns Bridge: Fairbairns Road, Forbesdale;
● Deadbird Bridge: Curricabark Road, Coneac;
● Lauries Bridge No. 1: Creek Road, Moppy;
● Wilsons Bridge: Bowman Farm Road, Bowman Farm;
● Killabakh Creek Bridge: Yarrat Road, Cedar Party;
● Cox Bridge: Caparra Road, Wherrol Flat and;
● Little Tiri Bridge: Tiri Road, Knorrit Flat.


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