Additional bridge lift for Batemans Bay Bridge this weekend - Saturday between 8 and 9am


The remaining barge used for marine construction of the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement will leave the Clyde River this weekend.

The community is advised of an additional opening of the Batemans Bay Bridge on the morning of Saturday 14 November to allow the barge to pass through.

A lift opening is scheduled for between 8am and 9am, weather permitting, and will take up to 20 minutes.

This activity is required to take place during this timeframe to take advantage of favourable tidal conditions to safely transport the barge.

The lift will allow the barge to pass under the existing bridge before it is transported north to Sydney.

The barge, named AMS 1807, housed a crane, workers and other materials used to build the new bridge piers. 

All vessel operators in the area should exercise extreme caution, keep a proper lookout and comply with local buoyage and signage.

The lift will take up to 20 minutes, and motorists will experience delays along the Princes Highway, the Kings Highway and other local roads.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to plan their journeys, allow additional travel time and follow the bridge signals.

If conditions are not suitable for the lift, the community will be notified of a new date and time.

Transport for NSW thanks road and river users for their patience during this time.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

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