Country Bridge Solutions

Our country bridges are critical infrastructure in regional communities, connecting our towns, bringing our communities together and allowing the growth of national and state economies.

The NSW Government has partnered with regional councils and industry to develop an innovative and cost effective bridge replacement system to better connect rural communities and to create regional employment opportunities.

Video

Country Bridge Solutions - a fresh approach

Country Bridge Solutions (CBS) has been designed to fast track the replacement of ageing council-owned bridges in regional areas. Its aim is to:

  • Provide a simple and easy-to-build bridge solution developed by elite bridge and construction engineers
  • Deliver cost savings by using standardised prefabricated components
  • Use existing council resources and country manufacturing capability to replace bridges
  • Provide technical manuals to guide council staff during design and construction.

The benefits

  • Improves the connectivity of local communities
  • Creates regional employment opportunities
  • Improves social interaction and access for community and industry
  • Minimal disruption to communities during construction
  • Improves natural disaster resilience
  • Enhances and supports council workforces.

For more information on CBS download the information flyer.

Latest update and next steps

The CBS project team has finalised the following suite of guides, which provide a step-by-step guide for councils to build replacement bridges:

You can read more about the status of the CBS project in the latest project update.

Register your interest

To find out more about Country Bridge Solutions email the project team at CountryBridgeSolutions@rms.nsw.gov.au or phone project director David Andrews on 6640 1300.

Documents

All design drawings contained on this page are free to use and have no intellectual property restrictions.

Guides

Modular bridge overarching guide

June 2016

Suitability and investigation guide

April 2016

Suitability and investigation guide

Design guide

October 2016

Construction guide

September 2016

Operation and maintenance guide

September 2016

Design

Modular bridge drawings – Type 1 – two lanes – 8m span

October 2016

Modular bridge drawings – Type 1 – two lanes – 10m span

October 2016

Modular bridge drawings – Type 1 – two lanes – 12m span

October 2016

Modular bridge drawings – Type 2 – one lane – 8m span

October 2016

Modular bridge drawings – Type 2 – one lane – 10m span

October 2016

Modular bridge drawings - Type 2 - one lane - 12m span

October 2016

Modular bridge drawings - Type 3 - one lane - 8m span

October 2016

Modular bridge drawings - Type 3 - one lane -10m span

October 2016

Modular bridge drawings - Type 3 - one-lane - 12m span

October 2016

Country Bridge Solutions Concept Drawings

August 2014

Value Engineering Report

September 2014

Presentations

August 2014

Program and project overview, program and project objectives, and work done to date.

Project update

October 2016

Project update

September 2015

Share this page: