Concrete bridge replaces flood-damaged culvert

Monday, 31 October

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg and Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier Gurmesh Singh today opened the new Keerrong Road Bridge at Keerrong which was installed to replace a flood damaged culvert which was completely washed away during the March 2022 flood event.
 
Our specialist Bridge Crew replaced the damaged culvert with a new 16.1m x 7.2m single span concrete structure. This new structure founded on steel driven piles has been designed and constructed to achieve a 100-year design life while improving its flood immunity and safety for local farmers and truck drivers.
 
“This is great news for our community. The new bridge will ensure that our farmers can get their produce to markets and improves the connectivity across our whole Local Government Area,” Mayor Krieg said.
 
“Importantly, Council has ‘Built Back Better’ by improving the resilience of the bridge to flooding.”
 
Council has its own bridge construction and maintenance crew which have the knowledge and experience to deliver construction projects, as well as maintain our existing timber bridge networks which is a specialist skill.
 
The bridge was jointly funded by the NSW and Australian governments under Disaster Assistance Arrangements for the March 2022 flood event.
 
This project has helped support 20 local jobs over the three months construction was carried out, including five full-time positions.
 
Council, and our Bridge crew, would like to thank the owners of the surrounding properties for their patience and understanding during construction.

 

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