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Foundations laid to build $12.8M Camp Street Bridge

Piling works are underway to build the foundation of the $12.8 million Camp Street Bridge in New South Wales.

Piling works are underway to build the foundation of the $12.8 million Camp Street Bridge in New South Wales.

Originally built in 1927, the old Camp Street Bridge has been in use for almost 100 years. It was determined to be too narrow and in poor condition as a result of its age.

Abergeldie Contractors have been contracted to deliver the new bridge, which will be 70 metres long, 11 metres longer than the original, and will include wider lanes, shoulders, and pedestrian and cycle paths.

NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister, Paul Toole, said the project would deliver a stronger, wider and safer crossing across Lake Forbes.

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“The first major milestone of the new Camp Street Bridge project has been achieved with piling starting yesterday; using a piling rig, drilling rig and a 50 tonne crane working from a temporary rock platform in the waterway,” Toole said.

“Eighteen large steel tubes will be inserted into the bedrock below the lake and will be filled with reinforced concrete to support the new bridge.

“The new bridge will be a win for the community and visitors alike, providing a safer and more efficient crossing over the lake.”

The bridge is expected to open by August 2020, weather permitting.

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