Council finishes replacing two Upper Macdonald Road bridges

One of Hawkesbury Council's two newly compelted bridges on Upper Macdonald Road. Picture: Supplied
One of Hawkesbury Council's two newly compelted bridges on Upper Macdonald Road. Picture: Supplied

HAWKESBURY Council has completed two bridges on Upper Macdonald Road, Higher Macdonald at a cost of about $1.6 million.

Council replaced two old timber bridges on the road, which were too old to keep operating, with new reinforced concrete structures, with the total cost of the works coming in at $1.63 million.

The construction of the two bridges was funded through loans sourced from state government’s Local Infrastructure Renewal Scheme.

One of the bridges is just over 14-kilomteres from St Albans, while the other is just over 20-kilometres from the town.

Hawkesbury Mayor Mary Lyons-Buckett said the bridge replacements have greatly improved vehicle safety.

“I’m delighted to announce the completion of these projects,” she said.

“The bridges are constructed of reinforced concrete to better withstand potential flood events.

“They are also very important for providing continuity of access for local residents.”