Projects & Works

Eunony Bridge crane on the move

Published: 12 Jun 2020 3:03pm

The giant crane which has towered over the Eunony Bridge skyline for the past three months has been dismantled and transported across the river.

The need to move the crane and its 60-metre boom is the next stage in the widening and strengthening of Eunony Bridge.

To facilitate the remainder of works in the $10.6M project, the crane was transported to the western side of the Murrumbidgee River this week and will be re-assembled in time to resume work after this weekend.

The crane has worked on upgrading Spans 3, 4 and 5 and will now deliver Span 2 and Span 1 before being finally demobilised. The east and west approaches complete the job in mid August.

Project manager Silas Darby said good progress was being made after various early challenges due to theft at the site, poor weather and the effects of the pandemic.

“Getting the crane across the river has been a project within itself,” Mr Darby said.

“It took about 22 semi-trailer trips from one side to the other, loading and unloading, and now re-assembling.

“That has taken us most of this week, but we’ll be back in action from Monday and getting straight into Spans 2 and 1 which will complete the five bridge spans.

“We’ll then finish off with the approach slabs and roadways on either end of the bridge. It’s a major project and is taking shape as we are well past the halfway mark.”