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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Nelligen Bridge enjoys a community walk

The community were invited to celebrate the opening of the new Nelligen Bridge on Saturday 4 February on the Nelligen foreshore marking the completion of the new bridge before it opens to traffic. A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the event was an opportunity for the local community of Nelligen to come together, reminisce, celebrate, and walk across the new bridge.

“Nearly a year ahead of schedule, the new two-lane bridge on the Kings Highway at Nelligen will be open to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in late-February,” the spokesperson said.

“We wanted to thank the community for their patience during the construction of the bridge and for their input to the design that will provide better connections for the next 100 years. The event included formalities on the bridge, a community walk over, a sausage sizzle, an opportunity to meet and chat with the project team and to enjoy a host of information stalls. The $148 million project started in early 2021 with the project completion, including removal of the old bridge expected to be late 2023.The investment was to ensure locals, tourists and the freight industry can experience a safe and reliable crossing of the Clyde River without speed or weight restrictions. “Major work started on the new bridge early 2021 which is now opening to traffic nearly a year ahead of schedule,” the spokesperson said.

“The is a significant milestone in the Nelligen Bridge Replacement project which is now expected to be completed by the end of this year.

“After the bridge opens to traffic, the project team’s focus will turn to removal of the old bridge, final pavement work and landscaping.”

"Temporary traffic changes will be in place while we prepare for the bridge opening. More information on these impacts will be communicated to the community closer to the time".

Above: the Ribbon cutting ceremony (L to R) Transport for NSW Project Manager Luke Brodie, Transport for NSW Director Regional Community Partner Joanne Parrott, Aboriginal Elder Uncle Owen Carriage and Transport for NSW Head of Regional Project Delivery Martin Donaldson - Image supplied by Transport for NSW.

Images supplied by Transport for NSW.

Images supplied by Transport for NSW.

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