Bellingen Council maintains the following bridges in its Shire:
- 81 timber
- 19 concrete
- 13 concrete and timber
- 18 concrete culverts
- 5 steel culverts
Bridge Load Limits
Temporary Bridges - No Load Limits
- Hogans Culvert - Martells Road
- Manns Creek Culvert - Darkwood Road
- Tysons Bridge - Kalang Road
- Summervilles No 2 - Summervilles Road
Tallowood Bridge, Promised Land Loop Road, Gleniffer
This bridge is under a 3 tonne load limit effective from Friday 19 August 2016. Turnaround areas have been constructed for road users to successfully turnaround prior to crossing the bridge, should they exceed 3 tonne.
This bridge is located 7.2km along Promised Land Loop Road, Gleniffer.
Alternate arrangements have been made with school bus operators to accommodate this change and residents were advised via a Council letterdrop to consult with their school bus operator for these changes.
Newry Island Bridge, Urunga
This bridge is under a 25 tonne load limit at this time during restoration works.
Whisky Creek Bridge, Shepherds Road, Dorrigo
This bridge is under a 3 tonne load limit effective from Friday 12 June 2015. An alternative access for heavy vehicles is available via Smiths Lane. This bridge is located approximately 300m from the intersection of Whisky Creek Road, Dorrigo.
A 15 tonne load limit has been placed on McFadyens Bridge which is located 0.8km from the 4-way intersection at Gleniffer and 13.6km from the intersection of Waterfall Way & Summervilles Road. This bridge has a speed limit of 10kph. No interruptions to school bus operations.
A 20 tonne load limit has been placed on Richardsons Bridge in Darkwood Road, Thora which is located 14.95km from the intersection of Waterfall Way. . No interruptions to school bus operations.
A 15 tonne load limit has been placed on Ballards Bridge located on Ballards Road, Urunga. No interruptions to any school bus operations.
Cooks Creek Bridge
Located on Kalang Road, 18.2km from the Church Street/Bowraville Road roundabout is under construction. The temporary bridge has no load limit. No disruptions to any school bus operations.
Reids Creek Bridge
Located on Kalang Road, 2.7km from the Church Street/Bowraville Road roundabout is being reconstructed. A temporary bridge has been constructed with has no load limit - no disruption to school bus operations.
Located on Coramba Road, 15kms from Dorrigo, repairs have been undertaken to this bridge and Council is pleased to announce that the load limit of 3 tonnes has been increased to a load limit of 20 tonnes - no disruption to school bus operations.
Freida Hicks Drive - Bridge
Located 550 metres from the intersection of Summervilles Road on Freida Hicks Drive is a bridge culvert. This has recently been inspected and investigations have revealed a failed girder. This necessitates this bridge to be load limited to 15 tonnes.
Duffys Bridge - Kalang Road
Located approximately 4km on Kalang Road from the roundabout. Repairs have been undertaken and there is no load limit now on Duffys Bridge.
Knights - Kalang Road
Located approximately 17.4km on Kalang Road from the roundabout. Repairs have been undertaken and there is no load limit now on Knights Bridge.
Little Hydes Creek Road - Little Hydes Creek Bridge No 2 Closure:
This bridge has been closed due to the poor state of the deck and the recent damage sustained. Location is at the intersection of Hydes Creek Road and Little Hydes Creek Road and 4.1km from the Gleniffer/Timboon Road end. This road is predominantly used by State Forests for logging operations and does not affect residents.
Rodgers Road East - Megan
A 10 tonne load limit has been placed on a timber culvert at the end of Rodgers Road East following further undermining from initial January Flood damage. Advisory signs are in place at the intersection of Main Road 469 at Megan.
Rodgers Road West - Megan
A 10 tonne load limit has been placed on a timber culvert at the end of Rodgers Road West following further undermining from initial January Flood damage. Advisory signs are in place .
Bellingen Bowraville Road
This road is closed about 17km south of Bellingen (in Nambucca Shire) due to land instability.
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