The Entrance Bridge
The Entrance Bridge spans Tuggerah Lakes at The Entrance and forms part of Wilfred Barrett Drive. The bridge was built in 1969 and has an overall length of 467 metres with 18 spans.
Updates and announcements
Maintenance work started in May 2014 and is expected to be completed by late 2015, weather permitting.
Roads and Maritime Services will be undertaking major maintenance to carry out concrete repairs and install a corrosion protection system on the underside of The Entrance Bridge.
The maintenance work will be carried out weekdays between 7am and 6pm and includes:
- Installation of a corrosion protection system to protect the steel reinforcement within the concrete structure from corrosion
- Concrete repairs and the application of a protective coating to the underside of the bridge.
The work will be performed from scaffolding, which will be moved along the bridge progressively as one section is finished and another started. Work on some sections may be performed from a barge in the water. An exclusion zone will be in place to safely direct marine vessels around the work zone and under the bridge. A cherry picker on The Entrance Road will be used to access the southern side of the bridge where needed and traffic control will be in place to safely direct motorists.
Changed traffic and marine conditions
Lane closures are not expected however advance notice will be given to the community of any changed traffic conditions which may be required.
Waterway restrictions will be in place for the entire duration of work, with access only available to one of the two marine channels at any one time. Signs will be in place to direct marine vessels around the work zone and under the bridge.
Pedestrian access to the bridge will not be affected.