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Updated: October 2020

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

Council is continuing to seek further grant funding towards renewing the timber bridge infrastructure.

 

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 renewal works complete.

Completion:  Completed in 2019.

 

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 under Australian Government Bridges Renewal Program Round 4. Tenders have closed for the bridge replacement and a report will be prepared for Council.

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

Detour:  Bruxner Highway to Clarence Way to Urbenville

To Commence: Early 2021

 

Bridge No 73901 – No application of load limit for present

Deepwater River – Torrington Road

Works: Grant funding approved for bridge replacement (Australian Government Bridges Renewal Program Round 4). Tenders have closed for the bridge replacement and a report will be prepared for Council.

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

To Commence: Early 2021

 

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:  4th Quarter of 2020

 

Bridge No 54511

Deepwater River – Castlerag Road

Works:  Bridge strengthening works complete in 2019

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:  Bridge strengthening works complete in 2020.

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

To Commence:  Complete.

 

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 Program. Contract works are well underway for the new concrete bridge construction.

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

Detour:  via Wallangarra and Stanthorpe – New England Highway

 

Bridge No 51543 – Load Limit removed

Boundary Creek – Beaury Creek Road

Works:  Replaced with a new concrete structure.

To Commence:  Completed in 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. Contract works for the bridge replacement are well progressed.

Current:  Speed restriction signage currently in place on detour with approach works programmed to be completed in early 2021.

 

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

Cataract River – Black Swamp Road

Works:  Girder strengthening completed and deck replacement being programmed.

Current: Load limit and speed restriction signage in force pending deck upgrade in 2021.

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. Council is seeking grant funding to replace the bridge.

Detour:  Old Ballandean Road

To Commence:  TBA

 

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

Clarence River – Hootons Road

Works:  Tenterfield Shire Council is making a significant financial contribution towards the bridge replacement.

Current: Bridge replacement with a new concrete structure 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

 

Bridge No 64521 – Load Limit – 5 t GVM

McLeods Creek – McLeods Creek Road

Works:  Nil

Current:   Under review.

To Commence: TBA