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Mogo’s role in the building of the new Batemans Bay Bridge

Ian Campbell 22 July 2019 8
The new Batemans Bay Bridge. Photo: RMS.

The new Batemans Bay Bridge. Photo: RMS.

“Batemans Bay Bridge is using some of the widest precast segments of their kind in Australia,” says Member for Bega, Andrew Constance, and they are being made locally.

The vast concrete bridge segments that will form the backbone of the new Batemans Bay Bridge are being made at a purpose-built facility south of Mogo.

“[The Batemans Bay Bridge segments are] 20.1m wide, compared to those used on the new Grafton Bridge under construction (16.5m) and the Hunter Expressway near Newcastle (15.5m),” Mr Constance says.

“Match casting is a method of precasting where concrete segments are formed off the adjacent segment to produce a precise structure.

“Work on the new purpose-built facility has included installing environmental controls, levelling the site, building a production shed on a concrete slab, temporary offices, setting up and using specialty equipment, and establishing parking and amenities.

The precast facility near Mogo during construction. Photo: supplied.

The precast facility near Mogo during construction. Photo: Supplied.

“The location for the new facility has helped reduce the heavy vehicle trips in the Batemans Bay Town Centre, minimised environmental impacts by using a former quarry site rather than creating an entirely new site, and kept employment and training opportunities within the local area,” Mr Constance says.

“This is fantastic for our region, to have these specially made segments made right here in the Eurobodalla with locals being employed and gaining the knowledge and skills to further their job opportunities.

“We will see more trucks and light vehicles travelling into and out of the Mogo site from the Princes Highway during the project and I thank local residents for their patience whilst this amazing project forges ahead.”

The news comes just a week after a massive barge arrived on the Clyde River from Yamba on the north coast.

The 3,000 tonne, 21 metre wide and 55-metre long barge will be in the Bay for the duration of the project and will house a crane and other materials to build the new bridge piers.

The $274 million project is geared at improving freight access, reducing traffic delays in peak travel times and improving access to the Clyde River. It is due for completion in early 2023.

Original Article published by Ian Campbell on About Regional.


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8 Responses to Mogo’s role in the building of the new Batemans Bay Bridge
Martin Leonard Martin Leonard 4:56 pm 22 Jul 19

Mogo is a husband's worst nightmare. Pottery shops.

    Shane Jasprizza Shane Jasprizza 6:19 pm 22 Jul 19

    Martin, I found some really good beer glasses at the kitchen shop there.

    Ian Faulds Ian Faulds 10:02 pm 22 Jul 19

    Martin Leonard there is a worse place. Berry. Just like Mogo. Only bigger!

    Martin Leonard Martin Leonard 10:05 pm 22 Jul 19

    Ian Faulds It is inhumane that innocent men should suffer like this.

    John Perkins John Perkins 9:31 am 24 Jul 19

    Martin Leonard, I come prepared, I bring a book to read.

    Martin Leonard Martin Leonard 9:37 am 24 Jul 19

    John Perkins A man could make a fortune if he set up a pub there solely for husbands.

    Ian Faulds Ian Faulds 10:20 am 24 Jul 19

    Martin Leonard I was thinking more along the lines of a good pie/pastry shop, that had a liquor licence. And big arse TV’s all around the walls.

    I could chow down on a chunky boeuf bourguignon pie, followed by a nice pear and almond flan and wash it all down with a couple of nice fraught beers, all whilst watching favourite sport an movie on demand channels. I wouldn’t mind if the ladies went and spent a grand in the boutique shops.

    Martin Leonard Martin Leonard 10:22 am 24 Jul 19

    Ian Faulds I'm hearing the sound of beautiful music...

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