Final Milestone for Frame Drive Bridge
Cessnock City Council announced Frame Drive Bridge, Abermain is nearing completion as the super structure has been erected.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent welcomed the progress on the important piece of infrastructure.
“It is pleasing to see the bridge reach the last significant milestone before it reopens early next year”.
“In October I attended the official sod turning and it is fantastic just two months on work is substantially finished”.
“The main deck concrete and the walkway sections have been poured, work will commence today to install the pedestrian handrails”.
“Civil works are now underway and will be predominately completed prior to Christmas. I very much look forward to standing on Frame Drive Bridge in 2017 for the official ribbon cutting”, Cr Pynsent said.
Cessnock City Council thanked neighbours for their continued patience, cooperation and assistance throughout the construction period.
Funding was set aside in Council’s 2015/16 Budget to undertake investigation and preliminary design works to have the project shovel ready.
The Australian Government is providing $2 million towards the project under Round Two of the Bridges Renewal Programme. The Programme upgrades and repairs bridges to enhance access for local communities and facilitate higher productivity vehicle access and provides up to 50 per cent of the total cost of the project.
More information on the Bridges Renewal Programme is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au/bridges
19 December 2016