A weight limit has been imposed on Barden’s Bridge
on Crossmaglen Road due to damage to a supporting girder.
aware that this will cause some inconvenience to local residents, road users
and some businesses, but we have to put public safety at the forefront,” said
Allan Hindmarsh, Council’s Group Leader Infrastructure Construction and
A load limit of 16 tonnes has been
placed on Barden’s Bridge over Bonville Creek just north of the Gleniffer Road
and Crossmaglen Road intersection until the damaged girder is being replaced.
Replacement of the damaged girder will require the
full closure of the road to all vehicles on Crossmaglen Road between 7am and
4pm on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.
Council is liaising with emergency services to
provide essential support for the residents of Crossmaglen. In addition, a
small, temporary footbridge will be erected immediately east of the existing
road bridge to allow pedestrian access past the work site.
Council understands that the closure of Crossmaglen
Road for the day will potentially cause significant inconvenience to the local
community. Any residents with specific concerns or questions are urged to
contact Terry Thorn at Council on 02 6648 4000.
“The works are essential and, in addition, they
require specialist skills, processes and equipment that cannot be undertaken at
night without a significant increase in the risk that the works pose. This is
why we’ve scheduled them in the school holidays to help minimise delays.
During the works, road traffic
controllers and signage will be in place to control and direct traffic. Drivers
are urged to use caution and follow traffic signage while the works are in