East Gippsland Shire has appointed the contracts for 4 more Bridge Replacements
The East Gippsland Shire Council has announced the next four timber bridges to be replaced in the region.
Contracts have been awarded for the Pages Road and Harmans Road bridges in Johnsonville to Jarvis Norwood Constructions, as well as the Boyds Road bridge at Mount Taylor.
Tambo Constructions has secured the contract to build the Tices Road bridge at Omeo.
Acting General Manager of Assets and Environment Mark Burnett explained why load limits are put in place.
“By keeping heavier vehicles off bridges that are showing signs of structural fatigue, load limits can extend the life of a bridge. However, this is not ideal as it limits access routes. Our bridge renewal program has reduced the number of council-managed bridges with a load limit to just 13,” Mr Burnett said.