Renmark Paringa selects BMD Constructions to construct the new Twentyfirst Street Bridge

Published 5th March 2024

Following a competitive tender process, BMD Constructions has been awarded the contract for the construction of the new Twentyfirst Street Bridge.

BMD Constructions have been selected due to their extensive experience as civil contractors, competitive price, and their promise to use five local sub-contractors.

The selected design option for the new Twentyfirst Street Bridge will comply with Australian Standards, address impediment to flow, provide road and pedestrian user improvements, provide a high level of flood immunity and is within a range that is cost effective with funding assistance from the State and Federal Governments.

While Council understands the frustrations of the local community surrounding the closure time for the bridge, it has been a priority of Council to ensure the works on the bridge were not a ‘quick fix’ and that the bridge would serve as a long term solution which would be safe and resilient well into the future.

Construction of the new bridge is expected to commence in July 2024 and will take approximately seven (7) months to complete. It is expected that the estimated completion will occur in early to mid 2025.

Mayor Peter Hunter said ‘The Twentyfirst Street Bridge serves as a crucial connectivity link and is therefore a critical project for our community. We are confident that BMD Constructions will construct a resilient bridge that will serve our community for many generations to come.’

The cost of the project will be shared between Council and the Federal and State Governments to lessen the burden on ratepayers. Further details of the costs involved will be provided to the community as the project progresses.

For further information, please refer to the project website