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Nambucca River Piling Milestone achieved at Pacifico

Category: General / 31 July 2015

A project milestone was achieved this week when piling for the bridge over Nambucca River kicked-off on Monday 27 July.

A project milestone was achieved this week when piling for the bridge over Nambucca River kicked-off on Monday 27 July.

Both State and Federal MP's were present at the Nambucca Bridge compound accompanied by the media to mark the occasion - you can watch the news story on Prime News:

https://au.prime7.yahoo.com/n1/news/a/-/local/29062449/new-bridge-takes-out-traffic-blackspot-video/

The new bridge will be 850m in length and consist of 21 spans supported by 20 twin piers. The piers are established on steel driven piles; the deepest piles will be about 32m long. The bridge foundations will take about 12 months to build with the majority of work taking place near Nursery Road, North Macksville.

Property and utility adjustments are continuing on the project, along with the building of sedimentation basins and implementation of environmental controls. Preparation for foundation work and bulk earthwork have progressed, in spite of recent rainfall events.

The urban design and landscape management plan for the project is being finalised. The plan will outline the visual identity for the project including plans for bridge design, road furniture, lighting and  landscaping along the route.

Controlled blasting activities started in early July. Blasting is required in four locations between Donnellyville and Bald Hill Road south of Macksville.

Controlled blasting is the most efficient way to remove hard rock located in the alignment of the new roadway.

Up to 400,000 cubic metres of rock is expected to be moved across the project.

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