AJ Wyllie Bridge Deck Installation Begins


Construction of the new northbound AJ Wyllie Bridge over the North Pine River will reach a major milestone when work to install a bridge deck begins.

Member for Kallangur Trevor Ruthenberg said the deck of the new northbound bridge would begin to take shape when the first two spans were lifted into place in this month, weather permitting.

"Contractors are now completing construction of the bridge piles, headstocks and abutments to prepare for the installation of the main bridge deck units," Mr Ruthenberg said.

"The new northbound bridge will have four spans, which consist of 19 concrete deck units in each span. "Contractors will install the first two spans, starting from the southern end of the bridge this month, with the remaining two spans expected to be installed in early October. "The bridge deck units will be lifted into place by a crane operating from the temporary working platform."

Member for Pine Rivers Seath Holswich said the bridge deck units were a critical part of the construction process. "With the asphalt works on the bridge approaches now under way, motorists will start to get a sense of the replacement bridge and road getting closer to completion," Mr Holswich said.

"Crews have been working tirelessly to ensure this project remains on track and delivers the much-needed replacement of the northbound AJ Wyllie Bridge. "With this milestone we are one step closer to completing the project and having the bridge open to two lanes of traffic in late 2012."

Under these arrangements, the Australian Government provides 75 per cent of the funding, with 25 per cent from the Queensland Government.

For more information on the northbound bridge replacement project, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au