Following concerns that the Mogo Bridge was showing signs of lateral movement Catalina resident Allan Brown wrote to the RMS requesting that they have a look. In response to his concerns about the bridge over Mogo Creek at Mogo the Roads and Maritime advised that the bridge had been subject to some movement due to settlement of the abutments and piers. This was identified in 1995 and since then the bridge has been monitored. A detailed engineering inspection of the bridge was completed in August 2015. At that time there were no changes in the bridge condition since the previous inspection. They advised that an engineering inspection is completed every two years with some monitoring conducted in between inspections. A brief inspection was conducted on 16 June, 2017 with an engineering inspection due to be completed within the next six months. The bridge, while being narrow, is not in danger of collapse and the settlement of the abutment has not changed in recent time and at this stage, there was no plan to replace or undertake major rehabilitation of the bridge.|
Above: Roads and Maritime confirm that the bridge had been subject to some movement due to settlement of the abutments and piers. Roads and Maritime also advised Alllan that they had recently competed an in depth study of the Princes Highway and published the findings in a corridor strategy. The corridor strategy is the plan for the Highway, including the Eurobodalla area for at least the next 20 years. This will be reviewed every three to five years to update the strategy and further consider the needs of the highway for the following 20 years. The published Princes Highway Corridor Strategy is accessible at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/south-coast/corridor-strategies/index.html Beagle readers are reminded that Roads and Maritime have announced the preferred option of the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement. The community is invited to give feedback by Friday 1 September. You can visit rms.nsw.gov.au/batemansbay for more information on how to have your say and to access the Preferred Option Report. The report on-line informs that a key benefit of the replacement bridge will be reduced traffic delays due to an improved Kings and Princes Highway intersection. Other benefits will include improved access to Batemans Bay and surrounding area, better access for larger trucks and economic and social benefits by removing the lift span and load limit. Traffic modelling investigations have also been carried out as part of the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project. and recognise traffic issues on the Kings and Princes Highway intersection. Addressing some traffic issues related to the Kings and Princes Highway intersection are within the project’s scope to reduce traffic delays and improve efficiency and connectivity in Batemans Bay and surrounding areas.