Load limit on Stony Creek Bridge lifted
Date published: 18 December 2020
Stony Creek Bridge on Northshore Boulevard has re-opened to normal traffic following the completion of repair works.
Mayor Jenny Hill said the bridge was damaged when a vehicle was set alight under it in July. The incident was referred to Police for investigation.
“The heat from the fire was hot enough to spall the concrete cover on several bridge deck units, which exposed the high tensile, prestressed wires in those deck units,” Cr Hill said.
“Temporary lane closures and a load limit have been in place while Council worked to make repairs.
“With the repairs now complete, Council has now removed the load limit.”
Division 2 councillor Sue Blom said the removal of the load limit on the bridge would be welcomed by the surrounding community.
“Igniting a vehicle under the bridge was a senseless act of vandalism which significantly impacted the community” Cr Blom said.
“While the temporary lane closures and load limit on the bridge caused inconvenience for the community, they were necessary to ensure the safety of motorists using it.
“On behalf of Council I would like to thank the community for its understanding and patience.”
Council will continue to monitor and improve the resilience of this bridge in the future.