High-speed internet access is around the corner for several Heathcote and Costerfield residents after a National Broadband Network tower was hoisted into place in Redburns Lane.BARBARA SUNGAILA February 13, 2014 3:00am
Workers shift cranes in Redburns Lane to lift the National Broadband Network tower that will service Heathcote and Costerfield. Photo: Barbara Sungaila
A Visionstream representative said the tower should have gone up three months ago.
‘‘It normally takes three weeks to finish,’’ he said.
‘‘The problem we’ve had here is the clearing of the tree canopy at the bridge, which needed permits.’’
A single large crane was used to lift three cranes, used to raise the tower, across the bridge on Redburns Lane, near Heathcote-Nagambie Rd.
The bridge has an 18-tonne limit and could not bear their weight.
The four cranes and a team of 10 riggers contrasted with the usual two cranes and three riggers needed to put a tower up.
‘‘But they’re site-specific numbers,’’ the Visionstream representative said.
‘‘And this is a very difficult site.’’
The tower is expected to be working shortly, but exact timings are yet to be confirmed.
Residents will be contacted when the service is operational.
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