Lismore Council’s executice director of infrastructure services Garry Hemsworth at the Oliver Ave bridge site.
Lismore Council’s executice director of infrastructure services Garry Hemsworth at the Oliver Ave bridge site.

Bridging the gap

Work on the Oliver Ave bridge stepped up a notch on Tuesday morning when two cranes were brought in to put 26 concrete girders into place.

The girders were manufactured in Brisbane, each spanning about 20 metres.

“The first one is the hardest to get in place,” engineer Dean Baldwin said.

Council’s executive director of infrastructure services Garry Hemsworth said the road should be open to traffic by mid February.

“We won’t be finished but we’ll put up some temporary barriers so it’s safe and still wide enough for traffic,” he said.

There will also be restoration work done on Tucki Tucki Creek when work on the bridge is complete.


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