Old Tolmie Road bridge up­grade is al­most done


A LOW level bridge on the Mans­field side of the Bro­ken River on the Old Tolmie Road is be­ing re­fur­bished by Mans­field Shire Coun­cil staff t o r emove bumps from the road sur­face.

The bridge was built in 2008/09 and broad­ened from the pre­vi­ous bridge to ac­com­mo­date ve­hi­cles from both di­rec­tions.

Coun­cil’s se­nior civil en­gi­neer, Amer Tau­fik, said there had been some is­sues with the ap­proaches to the bridge, where the soil un­der­neath the road was quite wet.

He said the drains con­tained mois­ture and had not al­lowed the wa­ter to es­cape from the bridge.

The fill un­der­neath the road­work was ex­ca­vated and re­placed with crushed rock to al­low a freer path for the wa­ter to move away, and some posts have al­ready been re­placed.

The present work was to have been fin­ished by last Fri­day, but de­lays with the as­phalt meant it could not be com­pleted un­til yes­ter­day.

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