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Friday, 04 August 2017 08:42

Truss removal marks bridge milestone

The former Lindenow-Glenaladale Road Bridge is no more, with the steel truss feature removed on Tuesday as part of East Gippsland Shire Council’s $2.3 million project to replace the bridge. The truss, weighing 30 tonnes, was removed in one piece in a delicate operation by council’s contractor, Jarvis Norwood Constructions. The company used two 80-tonne cranes to remove the truss, which was then dismantled and removed from site. The steel has been scrapped. With the timber deck already removed, only the concrete piles of the former bridge remain. These piles are being used to support the temporary water main that traverses the river. As well as dismantling the old bridge, Jarvis Norwood Constructions’ contract involves building the new bridge. It will include a similar truss to the one removed so the bridge will have a similar ‘look’ to its predecessor. The bridge replacement started in late March and is on schedule for completion by the end of March next year.