After storm damage in April 2015 reduced Cranky Corner Road Bridge to a single lane, a $1.25 million project to repair and improve the bridge is finally complete.
Singleton Council undertook the Cranky Corner Road (South) Bridge Rectification with funding from the NSW Government under the Restart NSW - Fixing Country Roads program.
Completed last month, the project included:
- Rock protection of the creek bed
- Rock protection of the embankments and batters
- Compacted back fill behind the wing-walls
- Rehabilitation of the approaches
- Construction of ridged pavement and asphalt approaches
- Installation of guardrail
Council’s Director Corporate and Community, Anthony Egan said the bridge was significantly damaged in the April 2015 storm when the bridge approaches and embankment were scoured due to major flooding.
“This has been a substantial project not only to repair the bridge to its condition before the April 2015 storm, but to improve it to a standard that it could withstand a similar event in the future,” Mr Egan said.
“The bridge has been reduced to single-lane capacity since the storm and Council appreciates it has been a frustrating period of time for motorists.
“However after Council was successful in receiving $1.25 million from the NSW Government for the rectification and with Diona Pty Ltd appointed to undertake construction and Cardno Pty Ltd to complete the design, the project was completed in five months after works began on May 15.
“Council thanks all affected motorists for their patience and is confident the bridge would perform better if a similar storm event to April 2015 was repeated.”