Newcastle Road Pedestrian Overpass Installed

Heavy lifting reaches major milestone over Newcastle Road.

Dozens of workers spent the night installing a 34-metre-long 44 tonne steel truss bridge across Newcastle Road.

Newcastle Road pedestrian overpass bridge leaving fabricator J.C. Butko at Wodonga.

The complex process was carried out in the very early hours of this morning. Crews had to use a 400 tonne all terrain crane to lift the truss into position,” said NSW Minister for Roads, Andrew Constance.

This creates the main structural part of the shared bridge path, which is the first to span Newcastle Road.

Crews worked for 15 hours straight to ensure it was safely placed and secured before the crane could be moved out of the way and Newcastle Road reopened.”

Mr Constance said the bridge is a steel arch design and drivers will see the main span as a red hue in colour.

The bridge should to improve traffic flow on Newcastle Road when complete and the pedestrian lights just west of the ramp are removed after it opens to pedestrian and cycle traffic next year,.

The next stage of early work on the Newcastle Inner City Bypass project will include site preparation and utility relocation in New Lambton Heights.