Critical maintenance works to Dunbogan Bridge commenced on 26 July 2019 to prolong the life of the bridge and ensure its ongoing strength.
The rehabilitation of Dunbogan Bridge will include the strengthening of the piles and piers on the underside of the bridge, to resist 20-year flood loadings and to prolong the bridge's life by an additional 50 years. The work will include replacing the bridge's steel joint plates and will also prevent further corrosion of the existing reinforcing steel, ensuring the bridge remains an unrestricted access route, so that large vehicles up to 59 tonne can safely cross the bridge.
Council's contractor Duratec Pty Ltd are managing the project and carrying out the works from Monday to Saturday.
The Project is nearing completion with the bridge and adjacent car park / boat ramp anticipated to be re-opened by April 2020.
Access to facilities surrounding the bridge during the project.
The lower and middle car parks, the boat ramp and associated facilities will be closed for public access for the duration of the works. The upper car park, public amenities and the community gardens will remain open to the public.
Traffic flow and control during the project.
A 40km/h speed limit will be introduced and there will be some single lane closures with stop/go traffic control in place to ensure the safety of the community and workers. Pedestrians can still access and cross the bridge and directional signage will be in place.
Boating access under the bridge will remain and waterway users will be advised of any navigational changes and should follow all markers.
This is a $5 million project, with $1.5 million funded by the Australian Government through the Bridges Renewal Program and $3.5 million contributed by Council.
This page was last updated on: 13 March 2020