Two new bridges for the Darlington Upgrade Project on Main South Road will be built off site with local company Bowhill Engineering fabricating 10 of the bridge segments at its workshop.
The segments will be moved using self propelled modular transporters before being maneuvered into position. The first segment was delivered yesterday with the Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan saying building the bridges away from the construction site will reduce the impact on motorists using the stretch of road.
"This project will make the journey quicker and safer for almost 100,000 vehicles using the Main South Road and Sturt Road intersection every day, including the 73,000 vehicles using this part of Main South Road."
"Building the bridges in this way means keeping disruptions to a minimum during construction for the many tens of thousands of vehicles which travel through this part of Main South Road every day."
"While this type of bridge installation is common in Europe and America, this method has never been used on this scale before in Australia."