Timelapse video of Murrabrine Bridge build

MEDIA RELEASE 2022 - Bega Valley Shire Council would like to inform the community that Transport for NSW is creating a timelapse video of the construction of the new Murrabrine Bridge in Cobargo.

The timelapse video will be shot from the top of the Cobargo Hotel.

5 January 2022

Bega Valley Shire Council would like to inform the community that Transport for NSW is creating a timelapse video of the construction of the new Murrabrine Bridge in Cobargo.

Council’s Project Services Manager, Daniel Djikic said the timelapse video will condense the bridge build process into just a few minutes.

“Like the timelapse video created of the new Batemans Bay bridge, the final product will be a high-speed visual summary of the Murrabrine Bridge build,” Mr Djikic said.

“We know Murrabrine Bridge is a critical link for the broader Cobargo community and we are pleased that Transport for NSW is investing in a timelapse to show progress and form a historical record of the project, as well as showcase this important upgrade for the broader community.

“The timelapse equipment will be installed on the top of the Cobargo Hotel next week, and take photos at set intervals until the build is complete in late 2022.

“We would like to reassure the community that the nature of the timelapse means cars and pedestrians will not be the focus of the video. The camera takes a still photo every few minutes which is then pulled together in a short, high-speed video.”

The construction of the new Murrabrine Bridge is being funded through round one of the Fixing Country Bridges Program—a $500 million NSW Government program enabling councils to replace hundreds of ageing timber bridges and better connect regional and rural communities—as well as funding from the Australia Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.  

“The works themselves will be managed in two stages, with at least one lane for through traffic open at all times. Preparatory works for stage one is progressing well, and construction of the western side of the new bridge, while maintaining the existing bridge, will start early this year,” Mr Djikic said.

“Stage two is expected to commence in March 2022, with completion planned for October 2022.”

Murrabrine Bridge is one of more than 400 bridges in 53 Local Government Areas being replaced under round one of the Fixing Country Bridges Program.  

Many ageing timber bridges are susceptible to damage through natural disaster and weather events. Replacing them with modern materials improves their resilience and provides safer, more reliable travel and access for regional communities.  

Local freight movements are improved with each structure replaced, increasing load capacities and allowing for easier, safer and more efficient access for primary producers to services and industry.  

More information about the Murrabrine Bridge project is available on Council’s website at https://begavalley.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-QGT-14-88-60

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