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This project involves the replacement and upgrading of Bridge 38 on the Chepstowe-Pittong Rd.
The bridge was built in 1950 over an unnamed creek that the Chepstowe-Pittong Rd crosses. The replacement of this bridge is part of Council’s plan to improve the safety and capacity of our local road network. Due to the old bridge's load limit of 30 tons, we’ve had to restrict access to the bridge as today’s oversized vehicles are much heavier than in the past.
The new bridge, when it is completed, will be a design called an Integral Concrete Bridge. It will be built to a SM1600 standard, which means all oversized vehicles (including B-doubles) will be able to use it.
The bridge is nearly complete, with construction expected to finish in late June. During this time, we’ve had to close the road just south of Mortchup-Mt Emu Rd, with a signed detour via North South Rd, and we appreciate people’s patience while we complete the works.
The budget for this project is $452,900 and the funding has come from the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. The contractor is Bridge & Marine Engineering.
Bridge 38, Chepstowe-Pittong Rd, Chepstowe 3351 View Map
Bridge 38, Chepstowe-Pittong Rd ,