The $2.5 million Tyrone Bridge Replacement Project is now complete, increasing capacity for freight movement and safety in Eurobodalla, NSW.
The project, jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments, is located on Nerrigundah Mountain Road in the Eurobodalla.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Michael McCormack, said that the bridge will provide vital links to dairy farms, extractive quarries and forestry in the area.
“The new bridge will be capable of handling higher mass vehicles, increasing the efficiency of the transportation of produce in the area, by eliminating lengthy 20km detours,” Mr McCormack said.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey, said she was proud the NSW Government had committed more than $500 million to the Fixing Country Roads Program over multiple funding rounds.
“Projects such as the replacement of Tyrone Bridge create economic benefits for industry, by removing pinch points and reducing constraints on the freight of goods across NSW and interstate,” Ms Pavey said.
Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan said the new, higher Tyrone Bridge will be less susceptible to flooding, and will require less maintenance long term.
“The higher deck level of the bridge will increase accessibility and improve safety for not only heavy vehicles during flood conditions but for all vehicles, including emergency services, school buses, local residents and visitors,” Mr Molan said.
Member for Bega, Andrew Constance, said this is another great example of three tiers of government working together to get a great result for our regional communities.
“The new 86m concrete bridge spanning the Tuross River has an estimated 250 vehicle movements each day,” Mr Constance said.
“The Tyrone Bridge is a vital piece of infrastructure not only for daily freight movements but also residents in Nerrigundah and Belowra, who rely on this bridge for access daily.”