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In 2018, north fork bridge projects need to replace some of the inner core, outer core and outer core bridges.
A joint-venture of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Northern New South Wales Government has identified the need for approximately 2,500 bridges to be built.
The outer core is the innermost of the three bridges and is located on the western side of the River Murray.
The inner core bridges are located in the southern part of the river at St George’s, which is the western edge of the outer core.
The new inner core bridge is being built in the Northern Territory’s inner north and south-eastern regions, including Darwin, Alice Springs, Alice, Alice Creek, Dandenong, Gosford and Glenelg.
It will be the first major interchange bridge project in the NT.
The NSW Government says it will be a major construction project, but critics say it is a waste of time and money.
They say the outer cores are in good condition, and are capable of handling heavy traffic and that the outercore bridges were never built to the same standards as the inner cores.
They also say it would be a waste to continue building bridges at this level, given that a new inner-core bridge will have a much higher load carrying capacity and will require much more structural reinforcement.
In a submission to the Department, the Department says it is building a new bridge in the outer north and north-west, and plans to build a new outer core bridge in Darwin and Alice Springs.
“The outer cores will provide the highest degree of redundancy for the interchange,” it said.
“The inner cores will support the inner and outer cores at the same time, and provide redundancy for existing bridges.”
It says there will be no construction work on the outer or inner core in the next 12 months, but it says it has undertaken extensive inspections and is “working closely” with contractors.
The Department says the inner- core bridges have the highest load carrying capacities of all the bridges in the network.
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