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Weir bridge works to start next month

A contractor has been appointed to construct the Weir Road Bridge to replace the flood prone crossing that connects Barnsley and Teralba.

Robson Civil Projects will deliver the multi-million dollar works, which involve upgrading the infrastructure from single-lane to a new dual-lane bridge, road realignment and construction of a 3m-wide shared pathway on the northern side. Works are expected to begin next month. The new bridge is expected to be operational in mid-2022.

The crossing has been closed since the weir was damaged in the March storm event and council’s asset Manager Helen Plummer said it will remain closed to protect motorists. Investigations showed a range of structural issues, such as scour, undermining and damaged asphalt.

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