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Updated: December 2021
Over the past three years, works have been undertaken to Council’s ageing timber bridges to remove the imposition of load limits that 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 has been successful in obtaining some Federal Government and State Government Grant funding towards replacing existing structures and Council is continuing to seek further grant funding towards renewing the timber bridge infrastructure.
Bridge No 67203
Unnamed Creek – Paddys Flat Road (North)
Works: Temporary bridge in place. Council has engaged a contractor to design / construct a concrete replacement structure and it is programmed for construction during 2022.
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: Council has designed a replacement structure using large concrete box culverts and this project is being programmed for construction to commence early in 2022.
Current: Load limit and speed restriction signage to remain.
Detour: Old Bruxner Road to access the Bruxner Highway.
Bridge No 67202 – Load Limit – 10 t GVM, maximum axle load of 5 t
Kangaroo Creek – Paddys Flat Road (North)
Works: Grant funding has been approved for the bridge replacement under the Australian Federal Government Bridges Renewal Program Round 4. Council has engaged a contractor to design / construct a concrete replacement structure and it is programmed for construction during 2022.
Current: Load limit and speed restriction signage in place. Pending completion of bridge replacement.
Detour: Bruxner Highway to Clarence Way to Urbenville
To Commence: During 2022
Bridge No 73901
Deepwater River – Torrington Road
Works: Grant funding approved for bridge replacement (Australian Federal Government Bridges Renewal Program Round 4). The old timber bridge has been removed and foundation works completed for the new concrete structure. While weather and flooding delays had been encountered, new concrete girders were placed late February and works continue to complete the bridge.
Current: Bridgeworks temporary speed limits of 20km/h are in place and a narrow 3.0m wide temporary detour bridge is in place.
To Commence: Works are underway and planned to be completed by the middle of 2022.
Bridge No 62431
Washbrook Creek – Leeches Gully Road
Works: Council has designed a replacement structure using large concrete box culverts and this project is being programmed for construction in the first half of 2022.
Current: Council has been successful in obtaining grant funding to replace the bridge. The road is now closed to through traffic and initial works have commenced to remove part of the existing timber bridge and as weather conditions permit, the remainder of the bridge will be replaced with new concrete structure.
Detour: Old Ballandean Road
To Commence: Design works are being undertaken and culvert materials have been sourced for the project.