Navigation Restriction - Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge, Hawkesbury River - Span 2 closure bridge maintenance works

(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)

Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge, Hawkesbury River
Spans 1, 2 and 3 closure - Bridge maintenance works
Monday 9 April 2018 to Friday 20 July 2018


Vessel operators are advised that due to maintenance works on pier three and pier four of the rail bridge across the Hawkesbury River (south of Cogra Point), navigation through spans 1, 2 and 3 will be restricted, from Monday 9 April to Friday 20 July 2018.

Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, an exclusion zone will be established on the navigable waters of the Hawkesbury River, which will extend approximately 50 metres upstream and downstream of the Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge. The exclusion zone will be marked by lit yellow buoys and signage.

Unauthorised vessels are prohibited from operating within the exclusion zone.


Vessel operators are advised to exercise extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity of the works and to pay particular attention to work vessels and buoyed off areas. This navigation warning remains in place for the duration of the works.


Roads and Maritime advises:  

  1. Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed from the works and operators are reminded that the production of wash which impacts unreasonably on the works is an offence (Marine Safety Regulation 2016 – clause 11(2) - Maximum Penalty $5,500.00)
  2. Persons within the vicinity of the works must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the works 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).


Roads & Maritime Services Boating Map – 9B

For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact the Roads and Maritime info line on 13 12 36 or Sydney Trains Customer Service 131 500.


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