Ballina Street Bridge, Lismore

The NSW Government funds the ongoing maintenance of the Ballina Street Bridge to ensure safety and improve the journey of road users and pedestrians.

Bridge over the Wilsons River at Lismore

Updates and announcements

Latest news - May 2017

Roads and Maritime completed a $5 million project to repaint the bridge in June last year. Soon after the project was complete the bridge was damaged.

Work to repair the damage, which will involve removing and replacing the damaged cross beams and painting, will start on Monday 29 May.

Due to high traffic volumes on the bridge and to minimise impacts on the community, we will carry out the work at night and on weekends.

The bridge will be closed during night work to minimise the impacts on the community and for the safety of the public and our workers.

For more information please view or download the bridge repair notification (PDF, 802Kb) or the information for heavy vehicles operators (PDF, 1.35Mb).

Project overview

The Ballina Street Bridge in Lismore is located on the Bruxner Highway and spans the Wilson River. The bridge was built in 1963 and much of the original paint on the steelwork has deteriorated. The bridge now requires repainting to provide safety to road users and pedestrians, prevent possible environmental impacts, and ensure its service life and continued protection from corrosion.

The rehabilitation of the bridge will focus on the entire bridge including the trusses, approach spans, light posts and barriers. The bridge will be repainted between November 2014 until June 2016, weather permitting. The work will involve the removal of paint by dry grit blasting, and full repainting of the bridge. This work will be conducted during three stages:

  • Stage 1 (November 2014 until May 2015) – Preliminary work and eastern approach spans
  • Stage 2 (May until November 2015) - Lower trusses and western approach spans
  • Stage 3 (15 November until June 2016) - Upper trusses.

More information

Up to date information, including the maintenance works to the cross beams on the bridge following the incident in July 2016, will be displayed on signs along the road and on this webpage.

Project documents

Project notification

May 2017

Night work commencing 29 May

Project notification

May 2017

Heavy vehicles restrictions for bridge work commencing 29 May

Community notification

November 2014

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