Ni­chol­son Road Bridge dealt a bet­ter hand

Canning Times - - NEWS -

THE Ni­chol­son Road Bridge over the Can­ning River is get­ting an up­grade.

The bridge, which con­nects Lang­ford to Beckenham, will re­ceive $622,000 in fund­ing as part of the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s Bridges Re­newal Pro­gram.

The 64-year-old, two-lane tim­ber bridge will have its load limit vastly in­creased from the cur­rent 14 tonnes to 166 tonnes. The up­grades are ex­pected to in­crease the bridge’s life­span by 15 years un­til its re­place­ment.

Hasluck MHR Ken Wy­att said the bridge was a vi­tal link in the com­mu­nity and its up­grade was a ne­ces­sity.

“The up­grade of this bridge will im­prove driv­ing con­di­tions for res­i­dents and lo­cal truck driv­ers as well as in­creas­ing con­nec­tiv­ity in the re­gion,” Mr Wy­att said.

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