The New South Wales Government has awarded the contract to build the new $18.5 million Charleyong Bridge across the Mongarlowe River on Main Road 92, north of Braidwood.
SRG Civil has won the tender to deliver the new structure, which replaces an existing timber bridge, originally opened at the beginning of the 20th Century.
The new bridge is aimed at increasing safety for the Marlowe community and improve freight access through a 100 kilometre-an-hour speed limit and wider design to suit vehicles with higher load limits.
NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the bridge is an important regional link for goods, quarried material and stock between Nowra, Braidwood and Canberra.
“This is a vital connection for local industries and this upgrade will keep traffic moving at all times of the year, which is a really positive outcome for our economy,” Mr. Barilaro said.
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council commenced early work on the road approaches to the bridge in July.
The new bridge is expected to be opened in 2020, weather permitting.