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Milestone in place for New Dubbo Bridge

A key milestone for the New Dubbo Bridge is taking place this week, with piling work starting on the floodplain adjacent to River Street, New South Wales.

Once complete the bridge is expected to transform traffic movement through Dubbo, providing a safer and stronger connection for freight operators and locals in the region.

Member for Dubbo electorate, Dugald Saunders, said the test piling in the Macquarie floodplain will form the foundations of the bridge structure.

“Once the 40-metre-long tubular steel piles have been delivered to the site, three test piles will be driven into the ground through the flood plain between Brisbane Street and the Macquarie River using hydraulic hammers,” he said.

“The test piles are important to ensure that any issues can be identified and resolved early, and will form part of the final bridge structure when complete.”

The new bridge will be comprised of 89 piles, with the remainder to be driven into the ground throughout 2023.

To enable this early piling work, an access track has been built and a crane pad constructed by the project team.

The Government is expecting the work to take two months, weather permitting.

In other news, the NSW Government has welcomed the official opening of a new $1 million bridge in the Dungog Shire.

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