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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

New bridge for historic Tilba villages

The bridge over Tilba Tilba Creek is set for a facelift, with the aging timber structure to be replaced by a steel and concrete structure able to withstand heavy traffic and natural disasters.

Acting director of infrastructure Tony Swallow said the renewal was a part of Eurobodalla Council’s program to upgrade the shire’s bridges and make the road network more resilient.

“This is important work, especially for our villages west of the highway. We need to keep residents connected to the highway in case of natural disasters,” Mr Swallow said.

Council has repaired, replaced and upgraded 24 bridges since the 2019-20 bushfires and following years of heavy rain events and flooding. Work on the Tilba Tilba Creek bridge will begin on Monday 7 August.

“Motorists will need to use the northern highway entry to Corkhill Drive to access both Tilba villages while the bridge is built and the worksite will also be closed to pedestrians and cyclists,” Mr Swallow said.

“We expect work to be finished by the September school holidays.”

The new bridge will be 18.5 metres long and almost 11.5 metres wide, with a 2-metre pedestrian walkway. The combination of steel, concrete and prefabricated aluminium components will reduce construction time. The bridge is funded by a $1million grant from the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Bridges program.


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