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Updated: August 2022

Over the past four 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 INFORMATION

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 by the end of 2022.

Construction of a temporary side track will be undertaken soon to allow removal of the old bridge structure.

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 in the second half of 2022.

Construction of a temporary side track will be undertaken towards the end of August to allow removal of the old bridge structure.

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 work has commenced in July. Foundation piling has been completed and concrete abutments will be constructed for the new bridge.

Current: Load limit and speed restriction signage in place. Pending completion of bridge replacement.

Detour:  Bruxner Highway to Clarence Way to Urbenville

 

Bridge No 73901

Deepwater River – Torrington Road

Works: Grant funding was approved for bridge replacement (under the Australian Federal Government Bridges Renewal Program Round 4). While weather and flooding delays had been encountered, the new concrete bridge has been completed with traffic now using the new structure. 

 

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 second 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.

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