Menu
News

New Kyogle bridge finished in just 11 weeks

Daleys Bridge in Tabulam is officially reopen. From left Kyogle Cr Lindsay Passfield, Mayor Danielle Mulholland and Cr Earle Grundy.
Daleys Bridge in Tabulam is officially reopen. From left Kyogle Cr Lindsay Passfield, Mayor Danielle Mulholland and Cr Earle Grundy.

THE new Daleys Bridge in Tabulam was officially reopened yesterday.

The new 25m long dual lane steel truss bridge is a far cry from the original 19m long single lane, load-limited timber bridge.

The $440,000 project was funded through the Federal Governments Roads to Recovery Program.

Kyogle Mayor, Danielle Mulholland said council is very appreciative of the funding provided through the program and for the support provided by Page MP Kevin Hogan.

Daleys Bridge in Tabulam official reopening
Daleys Bridge in Tabulam official reopening

Cr Mulholland recognised the great work the contractors did to complete the project in 11 weeks.

"Council's bridge crew had completed the project two weeks ahead of schedule, a great outcome for the community" Cr Mulholland said.

Tabulam road was closed while the bridge was being built, which Kyogle Council used as an opportunity to also upgrade two sections of Tabulam Road - 400m of road north of the bridge and 800m of road south of the bridge.

"The new bridge has addressed a range of issues associated with load limits on bridges and the road has been upgraded as well,” Cr Mulholland said.

Cr Mulholland said this new bridge will eliminate limitations that the old bridge presented to local farmers and the community.

"The bridge was weight limited at 20 tonnes, it restricted transport in terms of the blueberry farms, forestry and other primary producers in the area.”

Cr Mulholland was accompanied by Cr Earle Grundy, Cr Lindsay Passfield, Kygole Director for Assets and Infrastructure Tony Lickiss and the Infrastructure Works Manager Darryn Nix for the reopening.

Topics:  daleys bridge kyogle council northern rivers infrastructure northern rivers roads tabulam


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Powerful, entertaining art coming to Norpa in 2018

360 Allstars are coming to NORPA in Lismore.

Theatre, cabaret, circus and more on offer

Shop locally is Christmas message

LOCALLY: Kevin Hogan supports the local businesses in the lead up to Christmas at Premier Art.

Shop locally is Christmas message

NBN win with Lismore CBD to get fibre-to-the-curb

CONNECTED: Shadow Minster for Regional Communications Stephen Jones in Lismore with Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith to discuss the NBN.

Lismore will be one of the first to get the technology

Local Partners