Bells Flat Road Bridge Replacement

  • Project typeBridge replacement
  • Project value$280,000 ($140K Australian Government Bridge Renewal Program – Round 4)
  • Completion Date30 June 2020
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About this project

The existing bridge has a number of timber structural elements reaching the end of their useful life and a narrow creek span restricting flows and causing damage to abutments.

The new bridge design provides an increased span across the creek with a fully updated steel and reinforced concrete structure, guard fence and approach slabs. The bridge will remain as a single traffic lane structure with improvements to the road approaches and signage.

Why is this project being undertaken?

Councils ongoing bridge inspections program identifies and prioritises assets requiring maintenance or renewal. Recent deterioration of the timber elements, and the successful receipt of Federal Government Funding, have prioritised the replacement works.

What is happening and when?

Council recently awarded a contract for the replacement works to local bridge builder Nelmac Pty Ltd and they intend to mobilise to site and close the bridge, on Monday 30 March 2020 for an estimated 8-week period.

How will these works affect me?

The bridge will need to be closed to traffic for approximately 8 weeks during the demolition and reconstruction works, requiring road users to find alternative routes.

Access to properties will be maintained throughout the works although it is possible that some driveways may require minor upgrades to match in with slight changes in road level. This will be reviewed with any affected residents well in advance of any works.