On behalf of the community, businesses and visitors moving through Indigo Shire, we provide and maintain a number of bridges, major culverts and associated structures - collectively knowns as 'bridge assets'.
These bridge assets form an integral part of our road and pathway network and are regularly assessed as part of our Asset Management Plan for Bridges.
For further information on our Asset Management Policy, strategy and other plans relating to assets, click here.
From time to time, we're required to introduce load limits to our bridges. These are can be temporary measures while structural assessments are made to inform decisions regarding the bridge's current state or more permanent to prolong a bridge's lifespan.
We're currently reviewing our list of bridges and associated limits and will provide an update soon.
The following bridges have been recently assessed and the conditions of use have changed:
Indigo Creek Road CLOSED - 11 November 2022
Following the interim load limit that was applied to the major culvert structure under the road late last week, we’ve conducted a detailed engineering assessment and have been advised that this section of the road should be immediately closed to all traffic.
Unfortunately, this major structure – twin corrugated steel culverts, which carry the flow of Indigo Creek below the road - is at the end of its useful life, and at high risk of failure.
We do not take this decision lightly and appreciate that this will have a significant impact on a large number of residents and businesses, but we must act on this recommendation given the high safety risk it poses.
We are working to assess what options are available to reinstate access, but it is it likely that this closure will remain in place for some time to come. We will work to provide updates as soon as we know more.
Needless to say, we implore all road users to adhere to the road closure and not try to circumvent any signage or hard barriers.