WORK UNDERWAY ON NEW $1.4 MILLION MANN RIVER BRIDGE

WORK UNDERWAY ON NEW $1.4 MILLION MANN RIVER BRIDGE

Photo caption: Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, with Glen Innes Severn Council Mayor Rob Banham at the Mann River Bridge on Mitchell Road, near Glencoe, where the $1.4 million construction works are well underway to replace the old timber bridge with a new concrete structure.

Friday, 16 February 2024

CONSTRUCTION is well underway on the new concrete Mann River Bridge on Mt Mitchell Road, near Glencoe, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.

Mr Marshall and Glen Innes Severn Council Mayor Rob Banham inspected progress on the $1.4 million project yesterday.

“The old, narrow timber bridge has been removed and will be replaced with a concrete structure which will be higher, wider and will have re-aligned road approaches to increase safety and reduce the number of road closures due to flooding,” Mr Marshall said.

“The new bridge was made possible by a $1.4 million grant to Glen Innes Severn Council, from the former State Government’s Fixing Country Bridges program, designed to help councils replace old timber bridges with new concrete structures.”

Mr Marshall said the project was fantastic news for primary producers and residents in the district, for whom Mt Mitchell Road was a vital transport link.

“Works are well underway with the old bridge now demolished and the new concrete foundations and rock anchors under construction, along with off-site production of precast concrete headstocks and abutments,” he said.

“The project involves the replacement of the old single lane timber bridge with a new 34 metre dual span reinforced concrete bridge.

“This is absolutely terrific news for the district, particularly for locals who use Mount Mitchell Road regularly and I can’t wait to see the new bridge complete.”

Glen Innes Severn Shire Council said the project, including new road approaches, was expected to take 10 months.

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