AT WORK: The crane used for replacing the pylons at Urangan Pier is removed at the end of the work.
AT WORK: The crane used for replacing the pylons at Urangan Pier is removed at the end of the work. Alistair Brightman

Pier’s work completed a year early

AFTER more than two years pulling and replacing piles on the Urangan Pier, the crane was removed from the tourist landmark after completing the work.

Yesterday the crane crawled its way back 660m to Urangan over the water of the Sandy Strait.

It has spent the past two years pulling worn piles from the pier and installing new steel poles encased in plastic sleeves as part of the $5 million refurbishment.

"There is still some minor work to do, but that will be undertaken using a crane mounted on a truck," Councillor Trevor McDonald said.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of July.



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