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Updated: June 2021

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 has been successful in obtaining some Government Grant funding towards replacing existing structures.

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 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:  Preliminary investigation works are being undertaken for a bridge replacement with grant 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. A Contract has been awarded for the bridge replacement with a new concrete structure.

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

Detour:  Bruxner Highway to Clarence Way to Urbenville

To Commence: 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). A Contract has been awarded for the bridge replacement with a new concrete structure.

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

To Commence: 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

Beaury Creek – Beaury Creek Road

Works:  Renewal completed late 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.

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 arenearing completion for the new concrete bridge construction. Road approached works are currently under construction.

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

Detour:  Wide Loads 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:  Grant funding for new bridge replacement was provided through State Govt Fixing Country Roads. Contract works for the bridge replacement are nearing completion with the bridge structure having been open to traffic.

 

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 programmed.

Current: Load limit and speed restriction signage in force pending deck upgrade in 2021. Deck replacement is being undertaken during June 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 has been successful in obtaining grant funding to replace the bridge.

Detour:  Old Ballandean Road

To Commence:  Design works are being undertaken and materials source for the project.

 

Bridge No 61112

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. The new structure is open to traffic.

 

Bridge No 64521 – Load Limit – 5 t GVM

McLeods Creek – McLeods Creek Road

Works:  Nil

Current:   Under review.

To Commence: TBA