Works commenced at the bridge site on Monday 24 September, with preparation of the access track and installation of a working platform for access equipment and boom lift.
Temporary brackets have been installed to allow for the installation of temporary bracing and removal of damaged bridge members. The final braces are being painted. It is anticipated to open the bridge in the coming days with the temporary bracing in place.
There will still be several one day (9am to 3pm) closures in the coming weeks to allow the permanent braces to be installed. There is no timeframe on when the permanent braces will be available for installation yet. Security fencing has been installed to provide pedestrian access on bridge deck around the work zone while the works are undertaken.
As these works progress we will be able to provide a more definitive date for reopening of the bridge.