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27 January, 2022

Bridge back to one lane

JUST 14 weeks after opening back to two lanes of traffic, the Barron River bridge has again reverted to one lane to allow engineers to check on whether repairs are performing well.

Testing of the repairs will begin on Monday, forcing traffic back to one lane but Member for Barron Craig Crawford says it will only be necessary for the next six weeks.

Mr Crawford said the regular monitoring and testing program would involve crews inspecting about 1000 locations with an under-bridge inspection unit.

“We recently reopened both lanes over the Barron River bridge after successful investigations and repairs and this followed extensive investigation and repairs on the heritage-listed bridge,” he said.

“What we’ll now be checking is that the bridge is continuing to perform as expected under two lanes of traffic.”

Mr Crawford said testing was scheduled to begin on Monday, with the bridge to be one lane from 9am until 4pm Monday to Friday until early March.

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