Published on 24 March 2022
Fourty concrete beams are being placed on the Towrang Bridge, signifying the beginning of the final stage of the project following a wet start to 2022.
Over 365 millimetres of rain has been recorded in Goulburn this year, which has caused delays as the Wollondilly River has flooded on a number of occasions. The bridge and new road approaches are now expected to be completed by the end of the financial year.
“The wet weather will see completion delayed by one to two months, but it has been pleasing to see that the new bridge has stayed above water during recent floods which have been quite significant” said Mayor Peter Walker.
“Once completed the Towrang Bridge will sit at 4.5 metres higher than the previous structure, and will now be a two lane bridge over 80 metres in length. New approaches will also provide safer access for residents.”
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said the work taking place on Towrang Bridge further demonstrates how the Coalition is working with local councils to deliver the infrastructure needed to improve regional roads.
“The Bridges Renewal Program has already had a significant impact in Goulburn, and I’m looking forward to seeing the completed Towrang Bridge provide improved access for residents and local freight operators,” Mr Taylor said.
The project will also facilitate improved stock and produce transport, which has previously been cut off for days at a time when significant floods occur.
Goulburn Mulwaree Council accepted a tender from Bridgeworks Australia for the project in June 2021. $2 million was received through the Federal Government Bridges Renewal Program, with Council over $1 million to the project.