Bridge work underway

The contractor is setting up in Tabulam to build the new bridge over the Clarence River.
The contractor is setting up in Tabulam to build the new bridge over the Clarence River.

The landscape of Tabulam will begin to change as early work starts on the new $48 million bridge across the Clarence River.

“Early work includes installing site offices at the corner of Clarence Road and Bruxner Highway, building inspections, relocating utilities and transferring large equipment,” Nationals Member for Lismore, Thomas George said.

“Warning devices will also be installed along the Clarence River to let boaties know work is being carried out on the new bridge.

“Roads and Maritime Services has contracted Delaney Civil Pty Ltd to deliver this exciting project, which will improve the way the Tabulam community travels.

“Work will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 6pm and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays wherever possible, and every effort will be taken to reduce the impact to the community.”

Mr George said major work on the new bridge will start in coming weeks and take about two years to complete, weather permitting.