Work starts to develop options for the future of Camp Street Bridge at Forbes

22 May 2017

Roads and Maritime Services today announced the NSW Government has allocated $500,000 in funding to develop options for the future of the Camp Street Bridge in Forbes.

A spokesperson said the bridge across Lake Forbes on the Lachlan Valley Way was built in 1927.

“The bridge is narrow and does not meet current load standards and limits options for freight within the region,” the spokesperson said.

"Upgrading roads and bridges is important not just for freight but also from a road safety point of view.

“Roads and Maritime Services will be holding discussions with key stakeholders followed by further widespread consultation with the community as part of the project development.

“The bridge is currently used by more than 1280 vehicles per day, with around 17 per cent of these being heavy vehicles.

“The bridge is on a 25 metre long B-double Restricted Access Vehicle and Higher Mass Limit route.

“The bridge testing activities will be carried out in late June, with the community to be provided more information once timing and any traffic impacts are known.

“Further development of design options including fieldworks is expected to be carried out in the next financial year with any construction work not likely before 2018-19.”

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