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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Sister barge on its way to Clyde River to support bridge work

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

Known as a ‘sister’ to the barge currently anchored in Clyde River, it left Brisbane River on Tuesday 6 August and is planned to arrive in the next two weeks.

The arrival of the barge will require an additional or extended opening of the lifting span of the Batemans Bay Bridge within the next two weeks.

The lift will happen outside of peak traffic hours to minimise impacts to motorists, with the date and time subject to weather and tide conditions. The community will be advised of the exact date and more specific times the day before the bridge lift is required.

The lift will cause delays along the Princes Highway, the Kings Highway and other local roads. Motorists will be advised of the likely length of traffic delays the day before the lift is required. 

The sister barge, named AMS1807, will support the current barge, AMS1803, in building the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project. Both barges will be on the Clyde River for the duration of the project.

Above: AMS1807 Photo Australia Marine Services

AMS1807 is about 21 metres wide and 55 metres long. It will be anchored upstream of the Batemans Bay Bridge within an exclusion zone marked by yellow buoys.

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

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

Transport for NSW thanks the community for its patience while this important work is carried out.

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