Bay Bridge to remain closed for next 48 hours

NSW Maritime advise that the Batemans Bay Bridge will not be opening for maritime traffic over the next 48 hours due to fires in the area. Access across the bridge will be maintained for emergency services and to allow evacuations if required. The bridge remains accessible for all road traffic during this period to ensure residents are able to access the Mackay Park evacuation centre in Batemans Bay and Emergency Services are able to access communities in an unobstructed manner. Boaters are advised that the Batemans Bay Bridge will not be opening to vessels over the next 48 hours effective immediately due to bushfires.

Bridge openings have been limited to the local ferry service during the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project.

The ferry service will not be travelling under the bridge for the next two days.

NSW Maritime Executive Director Mark Hutchings said motorists are advised to exercise caution through the area as conditions can change quickly.

“There is a lot of smoke in the area and visibility on the water is very poor. We urge boaters to stay off the water unless absolutely necessary,” Mr Hutchings said.

Boaters should follow the directions of all signs and Aids to Navigation. 

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic NSW app or call 132 701.

For more information on safe navigation visit https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/

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