Navigation Restriction Raleigh Bridge, Bellinger River
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Raleigh Bridge, Bellinger River
RALEIGH BRIDGE REHABILITATION AND PAINTING
Monday 25 June 2018 to Tuesday 25 June 2019
Vessel operators are advised that Roads and Maritime Services will be undertaking rehabilitiation and painting of the steel truss and bearings on the Raleigh Bridge over the Bellinger River at Raleigh. The works are scheduled to commence on Monday 25 June 2018 and are scheduled to be completed around Tuesday 25 June 2019.
(CONSTRUCTION) EXCLUSION ZONE
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, vessel operators are advised that a (Construction) Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Bellinger River, at the Raleigh Bridge between the above dates. Closed spans will be indicated by channel blocked markers suspended from the bridge, above the closed spans.
At least one 30m navigable span will remain open to vessel traffic under the bridge as works progress, to allow vessels to transit the Zone.
NAVIGATION RESTRICTION AND WARNING
Vessels are restricted from transitting through the Special Event/Construction Zone where works are taking place and scaffold is installed.
Vessel operators are to exercise caution when navigating in the vicinity of the works and pay particular attention to construction work vessels, barges, anchoring cables, lighting & day shapes and any advisory signage.
This navigation restriction and warning remains in place for the duration of the works.
Roads and Maritime advise that in relation to the Zone;
- Persons within the vicinity of the Zone must comply with any directions given by any Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the Special Event or to marine safety. Failure to comply with any such direction is an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.15A - Maximum Penalty $3,300.00).
- No unauthorised vessels or persons are permitted to enter the Zone and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.12(5) — Maximum Penalty $1,100.00).
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 3A
For more details on the Raleigh Bridge project please visit: Raleigh Bridge.
For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact Roads and Maritime Services on 13 12 36.
MARINE NOTICE NH1849