After 18 months of construction, the new Fitzgerald Bridge on the New England Highway in Aberdeen is now open. The new bridge caters for Higher Mass Limits (HML), improving productivity by enabling more efficient and a more direct route through NSW.
“The Fitzgerald Bridge provides an important link through the Upper Hunter, with an average of 8,500 vehicles using the crossing daily,” said NSW Senator John Williams.
The new bridge over the Hunter River was the last impeding structure for HML access in both directions on the New England highway. The expansion allows for access between Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane – including regional transport centres such as Tamworth, Newcastle and Wollongong.
“We encourage transport operators to take advantage of this significant expansion that allows uninterrupted HML access between Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane,” said Andrew Rossington, Transtech’s Chief Executive Officer.
“The reduction in road contact hours will be significantly reduced, keeping the Australian roads safer all whilst increasing productivity and efficiency gains for the operator,” he added.
NSW Roads & Maritime Service (RMS) is in the process of updating their maps to reflect the opening of the bridge. Visit the IAP maps page on the RMS website.
Contact one of Transtech’s customer service consultants today on 1300 427 123 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on Higher Mass Limits, gaining access or for solutions to meet operational needs.