Nelligen Bridge replacement
Roads and Maritime Services is planning for a new bridge over the Clyde River at Nelligen.
The new bridge would be built upstream of the existing bridge ensuring a safe and reliable Kings Highway crossing of the Clyde River at Nelligen.
Once the new bridge is open the existing Nelligen Bridge would be removed.
The NSW Government has allocated $1.5 million in 2016/17 to further develop the project.
Updates and announcements
The concept design and environmental impact assessments for the proposal are now on display for your feedback until Friday 18 November 2016. We will be holding information sessions at the Nelligen Mechanics Institute, Braidwood Street, Nelligen on: You are invited to drop in at any time to discuss the proposal with members of the project team.
The concept design and environmental impact assessments for the proposal are now on display for your feedback until Friday 18 November 2016.
We will be holding information sessions at the Nelligen Mechanics Institute, Braidwood Street, Nelligen on:
You are invited to drop in at any time to discuss the proposal with members of the project team.
The existing Nelligen Bridge was built in 1964 and forms part of the Kings Highway crossing of the Clyde River at Nelligen. During routine bridge inspections we identified some of the supporting concrete pillars under the bridge had deteriorated. The bridge has been assessed and is still able to safely carry normal traffic loads, however the pillars will weaken over time and the bridge will require significant future maintenance or replacement.
The primary objective of the project is to ensure we retain a safe and reliable crossing of the Clyde River at Nelligen without imposing speed or weight restrictions.
To do this the project investigated four options for repair or replacement of the bridge against a range of functional, environmental and socio-economic criteria, and consulted with Eurobodalla Shire Council and local residents.
The option to provide a new bridge to the north (or upstream) of the existing crossing was considered to be the best option because it would minimise impacts on residents and heritage. The preferred option report is available for information.
Environmental impact assessment documents
The environmental impact assessment documents on display include the Review of Environmental Factors and the Environmental Impact Statement which contain specialist studies and investigations about biodiversity, heritage, visual impact, noise and vibration and water quality and hydrology. Feedback is invited until Friday 18 November 2016 and will be used to further develop the proposal.
Review of Environmental Factors
The Review of Environmental Factors assesses the potential environmental impacts of the proposal and identifies ways to manage and mitigate these impacts. Written submissions should be sent to Roads and Maritime and can be emailed or mailed to:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: Nelligen Bridge replacement
Roads and Maritime Services
PO Box 477
Wollongong NSW 2500
Environmental Impact Statement
The Environmental Impact Statement assesses the potential environmental impacts of the proposal specifically on the SEPP 14 wetlands located within the project site. This area is shown on the concept design map. Written submissions should be sent to Eurobodalla Shire Council and can be emailed or mailed to:
- Email: email@example.com
- Mail: The General Manager
Eurobodalla Shire Council
PO Box 99
Moruya NSW 2537
A new bridge to the north of the existing crossing would improve safety by providing:
- An improved curve on the eastern side of the bridge
- 3.5 metre wide lanes
- 2.5 metre wide shoulders
- Safety barriers between the road and footpath.
A new bridge built to the north would provide:
- 100 year bridge design life
- Improved boat mooring space in the Clyde River.