Following the completion of remedial work to six damaged piles on the Tanker Jetty, the bridge linking the new headland to the jetty has been installed. A crane lowered the bridge into place on Tuesday.
The aluminium bridge, built locally by Stewarts Engineering, is 20 metres long and 2.5 metres wide. Aluminium was used because it is a lighter material than steel reducing the loading on the Tanker Jetty structure.
The next stage towards reopening the jetty is the construction of the headland car park at the southern end of the previous Tanker Jetty car park. The new car park will have an additional 20 parking spaces, drainage and an exit onto the Esplanade. Once the car park is complete limited access to the Tanker Jetty will be restored. This access will be limited for the community’s safety during the completion of the Waterfront landscaping work while the headland remains a work site.