Good things come in threes

The contract to build Hunts Creek Bridge on North Rocks Road in North Parramatta has been awarded to alleviate flooding and provide access for pedestrians and cyclists.

The work involves the construction of a single span concrete bridge as well as the demolition of existing twin pipe culverts from the 1960s. This is expected to improve the stormwater capacity of Hunts Creek and ease local flooding during heavy rain. The contract also includes road pavement is included plus utility relocations, adjustments and reinstatement of traffic signals, sign posting and line marking.

Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure was awarded the contract for the $11.5 million project that has just been announced for the 14.4 metre-long bridge that will support three lanes of traffic and pedestrian/cyclist lanes on either side.

The City of Parramatta (CoP) revealed that Stage 1 works have commenced recently. Abergeldie was selected in the wake of successfully completing the Alfred Street Bridge in October 2023 and the Escarpment Boardwalk in 2021. Abergeldie CEO Mark Bruzzone said the company’s selection for the Hunts Creek Bridge project was due to “positive feedback and high praise for our teams involved in the Alfred Street Bridge, our extensive experience, and collaborative approach”.

According to CoP, following the night work in February, piling and further utility investigations are planned to take place from mid-March.

“Stages 2 and 3 involve the removal of the twin stormwater culverts and construction of the new bridge, followed by adjustments to the existing traffic signals and completion of the road pavement and line marking in Stage 4,” a CoP statement outlined.

“The new bridge and associated roadwork will take approximately 12 months to complete, with works scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2025.”

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Desi Corbett

Desi is our weekly news journalist and the editor of Concrete in Australia magazine for 10 years. She has been heavily involved in all forms of engineering since 2013; part of a 30-year writing career across a range of subjects and media.