Australian Rail Track Corporation has invested in the main south rail line between Gunning and Oolong with the upgrade of two bridges across Oolong creek.
Upgrading the bridges involved installing over 100 brand new timber transoms on each bridge in place of older transoms, as well as general structure upgrades and the construction of a safety walkway for inspecting the bridges.
Replacing the existing transoms will ensure a more consistent and smoother ride for trains using the bridge which in turn means a more comfortable ride for Country Link passengers.
Upgrading bridges also extends their lifespan and usefulness. Overall, the bridge upgrades contribute to the overall efficiency of the rail line between Sydney and Melbourne which is good news for local communities and the national economy as a whole.