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 - September 2016
The $5 million restoration of the Ballina Street Bridge in Lismore was completed in June 2016.

The bridge is now protected from corrosion and safety conditions are improved for motorists and pedestrians.

Soon after the repainting project was completed a truck carrying an excavator hit the bridge's cross beams, resulting in significant damage.

Roads and Maritime Services is considering options to repair damage to the cross beams on the bridge following the incident in July 2016.

The community will be informed prior to the repair work starting.

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.

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