Tharwa Bridge – update

andym 9 August 2008 8

Tharwa Bridge Stage 1 is supposed to be completed this month and judging by the photos it will be a close thing.
You can see the large steel beams which have been installed under the road deck and the reinforced concrete pylons.

The trusses have been removed and replaced with a steel guardrail. The trusses will be refurbished and added back later.

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8 Responses to Tharwa Bridge – update
Granny Granny 8:03 pm 27 Aug 08

But will it be ugly?

; )

andym andym 7:59 pm 27 Aug 08

WOOHOOO The bridge is opening at 10:00 Thursday 28 September………

Madman Madman 10:21 pm 10 Aug 08

LOL – I reckon the trusses will go back – they do need to keep the historical look to keep it historical!!! :-p

Can’t wait to be able to drive on it again! I’m sure the town of Tharwa will be relieved also!

Thumper Thumper 8:21 am 09 Aug 08

It looks like a brand new bridge.

What a surprise!

iCanberran iCanberran 1:30 am 09 Aug 08

It’s a bloody scam is what it is. This is basically building a new bridge using the existing pylons, that way they won’t incur the cost of a whole new bridge or the wrath of people wanting the old bridge retained for heritage value. I bet we’ll never see the wooden trusses again, unless they serve a structural purpose they serve only as an ongoing and expensive termite trap.

Adza Adza 11:07 pm 08 Aug 08

Yes, my magnifying glass had to be pulled out.

Sammy Sammy 6:35 pm 08 Aug 08

Unfortunately the images haven’t been given the appropriate amount of linky-dinky.

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