Batemans Bay Bridge

Roads and Maritime Services has completed essential maintenance on the Batemans Bay Bridge lift span.

The works have been completed ahead of schedule with the bridge reopen to marine traffic from Friday 21 October

Roads and Maritime Services is investigating options for the future of Batemans Bay Bridge.

Preliminary investigations that have been carried out include the identification of environmental constraints, survey work, traffic modelling and inspections of the existing bridge. Constructed in 1956, the bridge is over 280 metres long and features a lift span used to allow commercial and recreational water traffic upstream.Due to the age and complexity of the structure, major elements of the bridge require ongoing and expensive maintenance.This maintenance work is required to minimise a breakdown of the lift span equipment and minimise the potential for traffic congestion and delays.Further to this, the bridge does not allow Higher Mass Limit vehicles to cross the Clyde River in this location given the narrow width of the carriageway. The project team is currently working towards the completion of a report that will recommend a preferred option. This will be made available to the public in late 2017. The community will have an opportunity to make comment on the report at this time. Source

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