28 September 2016 Weight Limit Imposed on Bridge

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A weight limit has been imposed on Barden’s Bridge on Crossmaglen Road due to damage to a supporting girder.

“We’re very 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 Maintenance.

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 progress.