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Reinforced Concrete boosts Byron Bay

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Reinforced concrete has been used to help rebuild three key bridges in Byron Bay. 

The concrete technology has been crucial as the area recovers from the major flooding across the 2021-22 period.

The replacement of Englishes Bridge was a $1.8 million project funded under the Australian and NSW Government’s Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements program.

The NSW Government’s Fixing Country Bridges program provided $1.72 million funding for the Upper Main Arm Bridge and Sherrington’s Bridge rebuilds.

“We are celebrating the completion of three fantastic new bridges for the Byron Shire including Englishes Bridge at Upper Coopers Creek, Upper Main Arm Bridge at Upper Main Arm and Sherringtons Bridge at the Pocket,” Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway said.

“These were huge individual projects that have delivered a stronger and better network of bridges that are made of reinforced concrete and are designed to withstand future weather events.

“This is a significant win for the community, and I thank everyone who worked so hard on the delivery of these bridges, and the local communities for their patience while the work was done,” Mr Holloway said.

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