Additional lift span planned for tomorrow Aug 14th, with arrival of sister barge

The community is advised of the arrival of a second barge to assist with work on the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project.

The barge left Brisbane River on Tuesday 6 August and was safely moored in Jervis Bay due to high winds and large sea swells.

It is planned to arrive in Clyde River tomorrow.

A lift opening is scheduled for Wednesday 14 August between 1.15pm and 1.45pm, weather permitting, and will take about 20 minutes.

A lift is required at this time to minimise impacts to motorists during peak travel periods and to make use of favourable tide and weather conditions.

The lift may cause delays along the Princes and Kings highways and other local roads.

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

The sister barge, named AMS1807, will support the current barge, named AMS1803, in building the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project.

Both barges will be on the Clyde River for the duration of the project.

AMS1807 is about 21 metres wide and 55 metres long and weighs about 2300 tonne.

It will be anchored upstream of the Batemans Bay Bridge within an exclusion zone marked by yellow buoys.

The new barge has been thoroughly cleaned before entering the Clyde River to protect the area from biohazardous materials.

All vessel operators in the area should exercise extreme caution, keep a proper lookout and comply with buoys and signs.

Motorists and pedestrians are reminded to follow the bridge signals when crossing the bridge.

Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience while this important work is carried out.

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