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Lendlease to build new Richmond River Bridge as part of NSW's Pacific Highway upgrade


Posted by Monica Gameng

Lendlease Engineering has been named as the preferred contractor to design and construct the new one-kilometre long Richmond River Bridge at Broadwater. The new bridge is one of two major bridges on the Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade project in New South Wales.

“The bridge over the Richmond River at Broadwater is the second of two major new crossings on this section of the upgrade, along with the new Clarence River bridge at Harwood.

“More than 100 bridges, including new or replacement bridges over existing creeks, underpasses and overpasses, will be built as part of this transformational and life-saving project, which has already helped helve fatalities on the Pacific Highway since the upgrade commenced,” said Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester.

According to Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis, this announcement regarding the project’s progress is great news for the local community.

“The Pacific Highway corridor is a critical link for hundreds of thousands of motorists travelling on the east coast each year. The tender will provide local opportunities, which is always welcome,” Mr Gulaptis said.

Construction on the new bridge over the Richmond River is set to commence in April 2017 and, weather permitting, to be completed by 2019. The full duplication of the Pacific Highway is also on track for completion by 2020.

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Source: Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Lendlease

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

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