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Darlington Upgrade First Bridge Moved

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1 December 2017

Darlington Upgrade First Bridge Moved

Last weekend marked a huge milestone for the Darlington Upgrade Project, with the first major bridge moved into place.

The 3000 tonne, 180 metre long bridge was manoeuvred into place via a number of ‘self-propelled modular transporters’ and is the first of eight bridges to be installed for the project.  

The installation began on Friday night and the bridge reached its final position across the Southern Expressway on Sunday morning. This allowed Main South Road between Flinders Drive and Flagstaff Road and the Southern Expressway’s South Road exit to be reopened to traffic 21 hours ahead of schedule.

Building this bridge off-site and then moving them into its final position removed the need for multiple closures of parts of the Southern Expressway and Main South Road.

Check out this impressive time lapse of the bridge move.

The second major bridge installation will occur in 2018.