Council completed construction of Dunbible Creek Bridge in November 2015.
The bridge was opened by Federal Member for Riverina the Honourable Michael McCormack, MP, on Friday 29 January 2016.
The 47-metre bridge cost $2.1 million to build, with the Federal Government contributing $950,000 under its Bridge Renewal Programme.
The new concrete bridge has four-metre wide carriageways in both directions and a 2.7-metre wide pedestrian path and cycleway. It was built using sustainable construction methods and will last for at least 100 years.
Ganger Wayne Lack and his crew received Council’s 2015 Service and Productivity Excellence Award for Sustainability for the work they did in building the bridge. Their construction method saved Council around $200,000 compared to the traditional concrete bridge-building method. They also retained the old timber bridge deck and used it as a work platform to drive the 16-tonne concrete piles, removing the need to work at ground level and significantly reducing the impact on the waterway below.