WENTWORTH STREET TIMBER BRIDGE IN GLEN INNES TO BE REPLACED

WENTWORTH STREET TIMBER BRIDGE IN GLEN INNES TO BE REPLACED

Photo caption: Glen Innes Severn Mayor Rob Banham, left, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall at Wentworth Street timber bridge, Glen Innes, with construction work about to commence to replace it with a concrete structure, thanks to $858,100 funding under the former government’s Fixing Local Bridges program.

Friday, 1 March 2024

THE timber bridge across the well-traversed Wentworth Street in Glen Innes is about to be replaced with a new modern, sturdy concrete structure, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.

Mr Marshall inspected the old bridge with Glen Innes Severn Mayor Rob Banham recently, which received $858,100 funding under the former State Government’s Fixing Local Bridges program, designed to help councils replace old timber bridges with new concrete structures.

“This is a two-part project which involves replacing both the road bridge and nearby pedestrian bridge over Rocky Ponds Creek,” Mr Marshall said.

“Timber bridges across the Glen Innes district are slowly being replaced with concrete structures that will stand the test of time and bring the infrastructure in line with modern standards.

“Construction work on the Wentworth Street bridge will commence this month and are due to be completed by June.

“The replacement will improve safety and load carrying capacity for a wide range of vehicles and traffic.

“I’m looking forward to seeing a hive of construction activity commence shortly to replace the Wentworth Street timber bridge and I can’t wait to come back again once it’s complete.”

Mr Marshall said it was terrific to see the completed pedestrian bridge, adjacent to the road timber bridge, which was stage one of the project finished in December.

“The pedestrian bridge looks fantastic – you can now stroll over Rocky Ponds Creek and enjoy the tranquil and picturesque surrounds,” he said.

“The bridge was manufactured offsite and installed by Glen Innes Severn Shire Council who also completed the footpath tie-ins.

“Walkers, runners, and cyclists can now use and enjoy the shared pathway across Rocky Ponds Creek on the new pedestrian bridge.”

Recent Articles

MOREE’S CHALKY’S BOXING GYM RECEIVES $12,000 FUNDING PUNCH

23rd April 2024

Photo caption: Manager of Moree’s Chalky Boxing Gym Colin ‘Chalky’ Rice, left, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall after... Read More

EMMAVILLE PONY CLUB ‘TROTS IN’ $9,647 FUNDS FOR NEW EQUIPMENT

23rd April 2024

Photo caption: Celebrating a funding win for the Emmaville Pony Club, back row, left, Jasmine Klinger, Susie Lockwood, Ella... Read More

PORT OF NEWCASTLE UNSHACKLED WITH $13 MILLION IPART DETERMINATION

05th April 2024

Friday, 5 April 2024 NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today welcomed a decision by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory... Read More