Lansdowne Bridge

The Australian and NSW governments are jointly funding the $18.6 million upgrade and replacement of the Lansdowne Bridge over the Mulwaree River, Goulburn.

Construction underway

Updates and announcements

Major construction work on the new Lansdowne Bridge and road approaches is well under way and is on track for completion by mid-2019, weather permitting.

The construction contract for the new bridge and road approaches was awarded to Abergeldie contractors in July.

Progress since then includes the installation of site fencing and traffic barriers on Forbes Street and Bungonia Road, as well as major earthwork as part of the new road approaches to the bridge on Bungonia Road.

Temporary work platforms have been built across the Mulwaree River and piling work for the new bridge supports is now complete.

For more information view the December 2018 Project Update here (PDF, 999Kb).

The new bridge will be fit for purpose for 100 years, have wider traffic lanes, improved road approaches and a shared path for cyclists and pedestrians.

Work will be carried out at the site between 7am and 5pm, from Monday to Friday until completion of the new bridge and road approaches in mid-2019, weather permitting. Some Saturday work may also be required between 8am and 1pm.

Temporary lane closures, traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place during working hours for the safety of workers and motorists. Impacts to traffic on Forbes Street and Bungonia Road will be kept to a minimum and access will be maintained at all times. View or download the detour map (PDF, 1.51Mb).


Project benefits

The new bridge and road approaches will provide additional features and benefits including:

  • Improving road user safety due to wider traffic lanes, improved road approaches and providing a shared path across the new bridge
  • A new intersection between Bungonia Road and Forbes Street to the east of the bridge
  • Reducing expensive and ongoing maintenance costs and providing a new asset with low maintenance costs fit for purpose for 100 years
  • Eliminating potential for lead contamination of the waterway from the deteriorating paintwork on the bridge
  • Minimising disruption to the community in the long term as the bridge will no longer need to be closed for frequent maintenance
  • Providing access for heavy vehicles to use the bridge
  • Recycling of timber to be used by industry.

Detour routes

There are several alternative detour routes available until the replacement bridge is built. For more information view the detour map.

Motorists are advised to add an additional three minutes to journey times.

  • Light and heavy vehicles travelling from Windellama or Bungonia can use Brisbane Grove and Braidwood roads to access Goulburn
  • Light vehicles can also use Forbes Street and Park Road to access to the town centre
  • Drivers are reminded the rail underpass on Park Road has a height restriction of 3.1 metres.
  • In low level flooding events, light vehicles can use Forbes Street and Hetherington Street to access North Goulburn
  • Light vehicles can also use Memorial Road and Hetherington Street to access North Goulburn
  • For the safety of motorists the speed limit on the detour route via Brisbane Grove Road has been reduced to 80km/h.

Motorists are advised to never drive through flood waters and to follow the advice of emergency services during storm events, including observing all temporary road closures due to flooding.

View an image of the new Lansdowne Bridge, showing key features of the replacement bridge, including new road approaches to the bridge on Bungonia Road and intersection improvements at Forbes Street (looking south east).

Work during the holidays

Work will stop for the summer holidays on Friday 21 December 2018 and will restart on Monday 7 January 2019.

Regular inspections and security monitoring of the work site will be carried out during this time to ensure ongoing safety for road users and the community.

Next steps

The next step will be construction of the new concrete bridge piers, retaining walls and abutments now piling work is complete.

Earthwork will continue on the new road approaches and the realignment of the Forbes Street intersection, including installing new stormwater pipes and road surface.

Offsite manufacturing of the new bridge girders is in progress, with delivery expected in early 2019.

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