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Updated: 10 September 2019 (4:40pm)

In June 2018 Council alerted residents that inspections of Council’s ageing timber bridges have indicated that the imposition of load limits would be required for some of these structures to ensure they do not fail before rectification works or total replacement can be carried out.

Council resolved to implement the bridge load limits.

The information below relates to the bridges requiring load limits and others that are currently under remedial works.

The information will be updated regularly to provide a real indication to road users of the current status of the various bridges.  You are encouraged to use this website link to obtain relevant information.

Please be reassured that Council is continuing to lobby both the State and Federal Governments for funding to assist with timber bridge repairs, however letters of advocacy to assist are welcome.

 

CURRENT BRIDGE INFORMATION

Bridge No 67203

Unnamed Creek – Paddys Flat Road (North)

Works:  Temporary bridge now in place.

Current:  Speed limit and restricted width clearance of 3 metres in place

 

Bridge No 67161 – Load Limit – 14 t GVM, maximum axle load of 6 t

Unnamed Creek – Paddys Flat Road South

Works:  No works are programmed at this point as an application is being prepared for bridge replacement funding.

Current: Load limit and speed restriction signage to remain.

Detour:  Old Bruxner Road to access the Bruxner Highway.

 

Bridge No 51544

Five Mile Creek – Beaury Creek Road

Works:  Complete.

 

Bridge No 75411

Woodenbong Creek – White Swamp Road

Works:  Bridge works complete.

Current: Speed limit signage in place.

Completion:  Complete.

 

Bridge No 67202 – Load Limit – 10 t GVM, maximum axle load of 5 t

Kangaroo Creek – Paddys Flat Road (North)

Works:  Grant funding approved for bridge replacement.

Current: Load limit and speed restriction signage now in place.

Detour:  Bruxner Highway to Clarence Way to Urbenville

To Commence: Tender process to commence during 2020.

 

Bridge No 73901 – No application of load limit for present

Deepwater River – Torrington Road

Works: Grant funding approved for bridge replacement (Federal Govt Bridges Renewal Program).

Current: Speed limits are in place to minimise dynamic load impacts on the bridge.  In addition to signage, speed humps have now been installed.

To Commence: Tender process to commence during 2020.

 

Bridge No 51871

Hawkins Gully – Billirimba Road

Works:  Strengthening works complete.

Current: Speed limits remain in place to minimise dynamic load impacts on the bridge.

 

Bridge No 73903 – No application of load limit for present

Kangaroo Creek – Torrington Road

Works:  No works programmed at this stage.

Current: Speed limits are in place to minimise dynamic load impacts on the bridge. In addition to signage, speed humps have now been installed.

To Commence:  TBA

 

Bridge No 51542 – Load Limit – 30 tonne

Beaury Creek – Beaury Creek Road

Works:  Proposed replacement with a new structure.

Current: Load limit and speed restriction signage now in place.

To Commence:  2020

 

Bridge No 54511

Deepwater River – Castlerag Road

Works:  Complete

Current: Speed limits are in place to minimise dynamic load impacts on the bridge.

 

Bridge No 72111 – Load Limit – Single axle vehicles, max axle load of 8 t

Blacksmith’s Creek – Sunnyside Loop Road

Works:  Additional girders and continuous kerb boards

Current: Load limit and speed restriction signage now in force. In addition to signage, a speed hump has now been installed on the western side of the bridge.

Detour:  Bruxner Highway

To Commence:  4th quarter 2020

 

Bridge No 62218 – Side track in place – Width Limit – 3.0 metres

Boonoo Boonoo River – Mt Lindesay Road

Works: Side track and temporary bridge are in place to allow for new bridge replacement.  Funding for new bridge provided through State Govt Fixing Country Roads.

Current:  Temporary road signage and speed restriction signage in place for the detour.

Detour:  via Wallangarra and Stanthorpe – New England Highway

To Commence: 2020

 

Bridge No 51543 – Load Limit – 11 t GVM, maximum axle load of 6 t

Boundary Creek – Beaury Creek Road

Works:  Proposed replacement with a new structure.

Current: Load limit and speed restriction signage now in place,.

Detour:  Urbenville, Woodenbong via Woodenbong Forest

To Commence:  3rd quarter 2020

 

Bridge No 61111

Emu Creek – Hootons Road

Works:  Temporary bypass in place.  Grant funding for new bridge replacement provided through State Govt Fixing Country Roads. A contract has been awarded for the bridge replacement.

Current:  Speed restriction signage currently in place on detour.

To Commence: 2019/2020 financial year. Initial site works have been commenced by the contractor.

 

Bridge No 52201 – Load Limit – 10 t GVM, maximum axle load of 5 t

Cataract River – Black Swamp Road

Works:  Girder strengthening completed.

Current: Load limit and speed restriction signage in force.

Detour: via Bruxner Highway or Mt Lindesay Road (school bus exempt)

 

 

Bridge No 62431 – Load Limit – 16 t GVM, maximum axle load of 5 t

Washpool Creek – Leeches Gully Road

Works:  TBA

Current: Load limit and speed restriction signage now in force.

Detour:  Old Ballandean Road

To Commence:  4th quarter 2020

 

Bridge No 61112 – Load Limit – 9 t GVM, maximum axle load of 5 t

Clarence River – Hootons Road

Works:  TBA

Current: Bridge replacement planned by Kyogle Council with financial support from both Federal Govt (Bridges Renewal Program) and a contribution by Tenterfield Shire Council of $550,000.

Detour: Bruxner Highway to Clarence Way to Urbenville

To Commence:  2020

 

Bridge No 64521 – Load Limit – 5 t GVM

McLeods Creek – McLeods Creek Road

Works:  Nil

Current:   Load limit and speed restriction signage currently in place.

To Commence: TBA