Planning for new Korns Crossing Bridge about to enter next stage

27 July 2017

Planning to replace Korns Crossing Bridge across the Rous River at Crystal Creek is progressing well.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the new crossing would improve safety and reduce ongoing maintenance costs.

“The existing Korns Crossing Bridge was built in 1916 and is an important tourist link between Murwillumbah and south-west Queensland.

“The timber truss bridge has served the community well for more than 100 years, but it has significant limitations and a new crossing is needed.

“Roads and Maritime is preparing a review of environmental factors, which will go on display later this year for community feedback.”

The replacement bridge would be built downstream from the existing crossing as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to improving regional infrastructure.

“Work on the new bridge will start once the environmental assessment, community consultation and detailed design are completed.

“In the short term, community members are encouraged to keep informed on the proposal by visiting Korns Crossing Bridge.

“Residents can also register their interest for regular project updates by calling 13 17 82 or emailing grafton.regional.office@rms.nsw.gov.au.”

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