Two New Bridges on Up­per Mac­don­ald

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Community News -

Hawkes­bury City Coun­cil has com­pleted two ma­jor bridge projects at Up­per Mac­don­ald Road, Higher Mac­don­ald.

The two tim­ber bridges over the Mac­don­ald River were in very poor con­di­tion and had reached the end of their ser­vice life. Works com­menced in Jan­uary this year to re­place the bridges with re­in­forced con­crete struc­tures. The new bridges were com­pleted in Oc­to­ber 2017. The con­struc­tion of the two bridges cost $1.63 mil­lion com­bined, which was funded by Coun­cil us­ing a loan from the NSW Gov­ern­ment’s Lo­cal In­fra­struc­ture Re­newal Scheme. The bridge which is just over 14km from St Al­bans is al­most 10.5 me­tres long and 4.5 me­tres wide, with a re­place­ment cost of $734,243.

The other bridge, which is just over 20km from St Al­bans, is al­most 14.5 me­tres long and close to five me­tres wide, with a re­place­ment cost of $886,334.

The new bridges will ben­e­fit our lo­cal St Al­bans res­i­dents, the wider Hawkes­bury com­mu­nity and the many vis­i­tors who love tour­ing this beau­ti­ful re­gion.

The NSW Gov­ern­ment’s Lo­cal In­fra­struc­ture Re­newal Scheme pro­vides NSW coun­cils with a four per cent in­ter­est sub­sidy over 10 years on loans to pro­mote the com­ple­tion of var­i­ous in­fra­struc­ture projects.

The new bridge on Up­per Mac­don­ald Rd which is just over 14.454km from St Al­bans

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