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Empire Bridge completion two weeks away

Wednesday 11 May 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Economy, National

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Empire Bridge completion two weeks away
The Empire Bridge is expected to be completed within two weeks. Photo: Caleb Fotheringham/22051001

The Empire Bridge is expected to be completed within two weeks, says Landholdings representative John Batty.

Batty said the stream bed alignment, stream bank rebuild, handrails, footpath ramps, rebuild of the vaka shed and paving of the road with asphalt were yet to be completed.

The ropes which act as speed bumps will be removed when the asphalt road has been completed, which is expected to take another two months.

Work on the Empire Bridge replacement began on August 11 last year.

The project was divided into five stages, the first was the temporary support system to the original bridge and the second was the temporary bypass bridge. Stages three to five of the project, were the removal and replacement of the existing bridge and stream works.

Construction of the new bridge cost $5 million.