Work is continuing on the construction of a temporary bridge on Burley Griffin Way at Wallendbeen to restore this critical connection for road users as quickly as possible.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said a 62-tonne piling rig has driven in steel
in-ground supports for the placement of the 210-piece temporary bridge.

“Crews have faced prolonged wet weather and found soft ground conditions on site to be less than ideal, requiring an additional steel support structure to be manufactured and installed,” Ms Cooke said.

“As a consequence, the new temporary bridge is expected to open to traffic in late
October, weather permitting.”

“We understand the significant impact the 40-minute detour is having on the
community, motorists and freight operators, however this additional structure will
ensure the crossing is safe.

“We want to assure the community that more than 20 people are on site every single
day working extremely hard to complete this work.

Once this is completed, the crane will be positioned on a large concrete slab and will
lift the bridge onto the supports, allowing the construction of the road approaches to
the bridge.

Work is being carried out weekdays from 6.30am to 5.30pm, weather permitting. The
crew are working with a COVIDSafe plan in place.

During work, Burley Griffin Way will remain closed at the railway line. Motorists should continue to use the detour via the Olympic Highway and Goldfields Way during this time.

Transport for NSW will make every effort to minimise impacts on the community and
keep traffic moving during this work.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and
traffic control. Please allow up to five minutes extra travel times while work is under

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or call 132 701.