Work will start soon on building a new Murrabrine Bridge in Cobargo.
The work is being carried out in two stages, with at least one lane for through traffic open at all times, according to Bega Valley Council’s Project Services Manager, Daniel Djikic.
He said construction of the western side of the new bridge would start early this year, and would be carried out in way that maintained the existing bridge.
Stage two is expected to start in March, with completion planned for October.
Transport for NSW is creating a time lapse video of the construction, condensing the project to just a few minutes.
“Like the time lapse video created of the new Batemans Bay bridge, the final product will be a high-speed visual summary of the Murrabrine Bridge build,” Mr Djikic said.
“We know Murrabrine Bridge is a critical link for the broader Cobargo community and we are pleased that Transport for NSW is investing in a time lapse to show progress and form a historical record of the project, as well as showcase this important upgrade for the broader community.
“The time lapse equipment will be installed on the top of the Cobargo Hotel next week, and take photos at set intervals until the build is complete in late 2022.
“We would like to reassure the community that the nature of the time lapse means cars and pedestrians will not be the focus of the video. The camera takes a still photo every few minutes which is then pulled together in a short, high-speed video.”
The construction of the new Murrabrine Bridge is being funded through round one of the Fixing Country Bridges Program — a $500 million NSW Government program enabling councils to replace hundreds of ageing timber bridges and better connect regional and rural communities, along with funding from the Australia Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.