Wallaby Creek Bridge - Tooloom Road
Tenterfield Shire Council expects to open the Wallaby Creek Bridge by Saturday 21 October 2017.
The bridge may have temporary speed restriction in place to allow for the completion of sealing works.
The upgraded bridge will cater to legally loaded semi-trailers and truck and dog trailer configurations.
Beaury Creek Bridge - Tooloom Road
Currently a 5 tonne load limit has been placed on the bridge due to a broken central girder. Adjacent girders on the central span of the bridge have also sustained damage reducing the load carrying capacity of the bridge.
The imposition of a 5 tonne load limit came about after Council’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr Andre Kompler attended the site, noted the extent of damage and the deflection of the bridge under 5 tonne loading.
Council in its inspection this week has noted some further deterioration of one of the support girders, so vehicles need to seriously slow down to around 10 km/hr and observe the load limit otherwise the bridge will be closed to all traffic.
The current load limit may be altered after independent structural assessment which is happening soon.
The Shire is currently completing the necessary permits and environmental clearances as required by the various NSW State Government Departments to allow for commencement of the side track construction and temporary bridge abutments as part of a temporary low level bridge adjacent to the existing Beaury Creek bridge.
Tenterfield Shire Council expects to complete the construction of a side track and single lane low level bridge by late December 2017.
Alternate Route – Vehicles in Excess of 5 tonne
People travelling north on the Tooloom Road need to go via the Mount Lindesay Road to Woodenbong and down through Urbenville if they need to travel north of the Beaury Creek bridge.
For more information, please contact Council on 02 6736 6000.