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Snowy Monaro Shire Parsonage Creek bridge replacement.
The Parsonage Creek Bridge replacement project has been delivered with the site now offering a widened bridge, providing increased freight load capacity and improved safety features.
The InQuik system was selected after a tender process as it met all the key criteria, and it ensured that the timeline for design and construction could be met. The use of local contractors and County resources ensured funds and work remained in the community.
Snowy Monaro Region covers 9421 (mi2) with ten major urban areas, surrounded by rolling plains country and mountain ranges. The region is home to 20,707 people and reflects a degree of cultural diversity that has its roots in agriculture, early gold mining, the Snowy Mountains Scheme, timber logging and skiing industries.
Located on the Delegate Road, the bridge is an important part of the Snowy Monaro transport network. Investigations had determined that replacing the bridge in its entirety was the most viable option.
How We Helped
Designed for a 100-year life and meeting both T44 and SM1600 design standards, enables current and future transport needs to be met on behalf of the community.
This upgrade will maintain heavy vehicle access on what is an important route for the timber business.
The bridge’s replacement was made possible through the following funding streams: Federal Government’s Bridge Renewal Program Round One, NSW Government’s Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads Program, and Snowy Monaro Regional County.
The new Parsonage Creek Bridge has a 123ft span and is 32.5ft wide. The semi-integral design provides an incredibly robust, low-maintenance structure that will provide safer, reliable access for the local community and industry for at least the next century.
Key Project Points
• Project was delivered on time, in scope and within budget
• Local suppliers, County and contractors delivered the project keeping funds and work in the local community
• Increased freight capacity and improved safety
Member for Monaro and NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the NSW Government provided $247,500 to strengthen and widen Parsonage Creek Bridge, to maintain the important timber route.
“I’m thrilled to see Parsonage Creek Bridge reopen. This is an important project for Bombala and surrounds and I am pleased to see this project delivered, thanks to all three tiers of government working together.”
“Our local economy struggles when our roads and bridges aren’t up to the task of carrying freight in an efficient and cost-effective manner. This upgrade will maintain heavy vehicle access on what is an important route for the timber business.”