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Borger Cranes in sensitive bridge lift

The NSW Government is funding the $15.9 million rebuilding of the Briner Bridge to ensure the community has safe and reliable access for generations to come. The original Briner Bridge over the Coldstream River between Ulmarra and Tucabia was built in 1908 and served the community well for more than 110 years.

The upgraded bridge will allow two cars to pass and will have an increased load capacity, while keeping its historic value. One of the important heritage features of the bridge are the timber trusses, which were designed in the early 1900s. New timber trusses, built on site from North Coast hardwood timbers, have been installed on the rebuilt bridge.

Borger Cranes deployed its Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 all terrain for the project. With 165t of counterweight and 28m of luffing fly it installed the 34t bridge constructed of steel and timber replacing the dare type truss bridge.

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