Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Bridge over tranquil waters

Swan Lake Inlet in the picturesque NSW Shoalhaven region is home to an abundance of birdlife, however a different type of crane was sighted near the shore today.

A 38-metre span steel truss bridge at Cudmirrah was lowered into place by a 450-tonne crane, creating a 2.5m wide shared user path over the Swan Lake Inlet.

Funded under the Federal Government’s Road Safety Program, the bridge is in response to community concerns about the existing vehicular bridge.

The new pedestrian bridge will allow a separated route for pedestrians and cyclists, providing a safe access point across the waterway for residents and visitors to the area.

In addition to the pedestrian bridge, the project also involves construction of a 75-metre raised walkway on the northern side and 130-metres of concrete shared user path. 

In the coming weeks, the bridge decking and the ‘Sussex Wave’ handrail will be installed. The ‘Sussex Wave’ handrail is unique to the area and is used on other infrastructure around Sussex Inlet, Shoalhaven City Council said in a statement today.

Weather permitting, works are on track for completion by the end of July.

For more information visit the Cudmirrah – The Springs Road User Path Bridge webpage.

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