Reids Flat bridge expected to reopen to traffic

Following a comprehensive investigation process, Boorowa Council is pleased to announce that a temporary solution has been found to reopen Reids Flat Bridge to traffic.
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The bridge is now open to single lane traffic and has a 20 tonne load limit.

Initially Council was unable to find any suitable temporary bridging structures through the Roads and Maritime Services or the Special Emergency Service.

A lead eventually came forward from one of the RMS’s bridge staff that resulted in finding an ex-army temporary bridge structure owned by a private contractor.

Council has been fortunate to have the support of the NSW Minister for Roads and Ports, Duncan Gay, in accessing RMS specialist resources.

“Minister Gay has ensured RMS staff have provided advice and support within their own very limited resources and it is unlikely we would be reopening the bridge this early had it not been for this support,” said Boorowa Council Mayor Wendy Tuckerman.

Although the bridge will be reopened for a period, there is not yet any guarantee that it will remain open whilst repairs to the existing bridge take place.

“Tenders are currently being called for repair works and we will be working with prospective contractors with the aim of keeping the bridge open to traffic whilst works happen,” said Boorowa Council Acting General Manager Anthony McMahon.

Council reiterates that restoring access across the Reid’s Flat River has been at the top of its agenda.

“We have continued to work hard to assist our rural residents and this will remain the case until the Reids Flat Bridge is finally repaired,” said Mayor Tuckerman.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Council on (02) 6380 2000.

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