13 June 2012
Sydney Harbour Bridge northern pylon electrical work
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will carry out $100,000 electrical maintenance work on the northern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge this weekend.
A Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) spokesperson said the work to upgrade the switchboard on the northern pylon will take place between 7am and 4.30pm on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June.
“Northbound motorists will be unable to use lane four while work is carried out,” the spokesperson said.
“The driver aid system - which displays directional arrows above the road - on the northern side of the bridge will be without power briefly during the switch over.”
The work is to separate critical electrical supplies, such as those for driver aid and street lighting, from the general operational supplies for the bridge.
Similar work was carried out on the southern pylon in July last year.
Essential security services will be supplied with power via generator.
The Sydney Harbour Tunnel will not be affected.