Peats Ferry Bridge works to take months to complete

Roads and Maritime Services is reminding motorists of continuing work to restore and improve parts of the Peats Ferry Bridge between Brooklyn and Mooney Mooney.
The NSW Government is funding essential maintenance on the bridge on the Old Pacific Highway over the Hawkesbury River to repair and preserve its heritage value.
The bridge, completed in 1945, is at the site of the ferry crossing first established by George Peat in 1847.
From 1945 until the 1980s, when the Sydney to Newcastle Freeway was built, the bridge provided a direct and vital link from Sydney to the north.
Work to paint, restore handrails and new traffic barriers, strengthen steel on the bridge and repair concrete will be carried out until Monday, April 9, between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and 7am and 3pm on Saturday, weather permitting.
As this work progresses, similar work will start on the next section of the bridge to the south.
The works are valued at $21m.

Media release, Jan 12
Marnie Procter, RMS Media

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