Work on the new Burrill Lake bridge continues to take shape as the first of 240, 16 tonne beams are laid.
The first beam was placed on Friday, December 9 and Member for the South Coast Shelley Hancock said the community is excited by the unfolding project.
“It (is) a great moment for the community to see the bridge take shape,” she said.
“Each of the beams weighs 16 tonnes and measure 18 metres in length.
“They were lifted into place last Friday by a 180 tonne crane from the temporary work platform in the lake.
“The platform was built to enable the bridge work to be carried out safely and efficiently and has been designed to protect the lake during construction work.”
The $58 million project, which began in April 2016, is currently on schedule for completion in early 2018.
Completed works include piling works and headstocks to support the beams, major earthwork, drainage upgrades and utility relocation.
Vegetation clearing, the installation of sediment controls and other environmental protection measures have also been completed.
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