Harwood Bridge reaches a significant milestone

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The bridge over the Clarence River at Harwood project has celebrated a significant milestone with permanent land and river piling now underway. This project is part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade.

The project is gaining momentum as 12 permanent land piles north of the Clarence River have been built. There are now sixteen permanent piles in the Clarence River which were built using two barges. Marine piling is taking place on the northern and southern banks of the Clarence River, moving towards the centre of the river. Pile excavation and concrete installation for both land and marine permanent piles is now underway.

The precast yard is nearly complete with the shed from Pacifico’s project in Macksville being delivered and installed in sections during the coming weeks.

The project team is continuing to work closely with Roads and Maritime Services, its delivery partner Pacific Complete, to deliver the 1.5 kilometres bridge, which is the longest on the 155 kilometre upgrade.

The project team is now fully established at the site compound on the north of the Clarence River and is growing in number as the project progresses.

The Australian and NSW governments are jointly funding the $4.36 billion Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade. The upgrade is expected to be completed by 2020.

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