Briner Bridge upgrade

The NSW Government is funding plans to upgrade Briner Bridge, near the village of Tucabia.

Updates and announcements

REF now on display for comment

The community is invited to have a say about the proposed work to upgrade Briner Bridge, near Tucabia.

Roads and Maritime has prepared a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to determine the environmental and social impacts for the restoration work, which is now on display for community information and comment. View REF here.

The REF is on display at Tucabia Village General Store in Tucabia; Roads and Maritime’s regional office in Grafton; and the Clarence Valley Council offices in Grafton and Maclean.

Members of the project team will be available to answer community questions about the REF and receive feedback during two drop-in sessions at Tucabia Community Hall on Wednesday 14 November, from 12pm to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm.

Stakeholders and the community are invited to comment on the REF by Monday 26 November by providing feedback at the drop-in sessions, emailing grafton.regional.office@rms.nsw.gov.au or writing to Briner Bridge project REF, PO Box 576, Grafton NSW 2460.

Feedback on the REF and design will be considered and a submissions report published early next year. Once the project is approved, Roads and Maritime will complete the design and prepare for construction, subject to funding.

Project background

Briner Bridge, which was built in 1908, is a Dare truss bridge located between the villages of Ulmarra and Tucabia on Coldstream Terrace. The single span bridge crosses the Upper Coldstream River and is one of six operable Dare truss bridges and one of two single-span Dare truss bridges in NSW.

In 2012, following stakeholder and community consultation, Roads and Maritime Services finalised a strategy for the sustainable conservation of heritage timber truss bridges. It was proposed 26 of those timber truss bridges would be retained, including Briner Bridge.

Read more about the timber truss strategy and Briner Bridge.

Restoring the bridge

To improve Briner Bridge’s longevity and reduce future maintenance costs, Roads and Maritime is developing plans to upgrade the structure.

In developing plans to restore the bridge, Roads and Maritime is working closely with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to ensure the bridge’s heritage features are retained.

Briner Bridge upgrade review of environmental factors

October 2018

Biodiversity assessment

October 2018

Microbat management report

October 2018

Socio-economic report

October 2018

Statement of Heritage Impacts

October 2018

Noise and vibration assessment

October 2018

Project update

November 2018

Project update

September 2017

Project update

April 2017

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