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.

The existing wooden timber truss bridge at Lansdowne
Lansdowne Bridge is closed permanently until a new replacement bridge is built

Updates and announcements

Final demolition of Lansdowne Bridge was completed in early June.

Timber beams from the old bridge are being treated to remove hazardous substances by a specialised contractor. Community members who are interested in purchasing timbers should call 02 9818 1166 or visit

The contract for construction of the new bridge and road approaches has now been awarded and work is expected to start as soon as possible and be completed in about 12 months.

Detours remain in place via Brisbane Grove Road and Forbes Street. View or download the detour map (PDF, 1.51Mb).

The community will continue to be updated as the project progresses. For more information view or download the June 2018 project update (PDF, 1.5Mb).

View an image of the new Lansdowne Bridge (PDF, 1.41Mb), 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).

Next steps

  • The successful contractor is expected to start work on the new bridge mid 2018
  • We will continue planning the heritage interpretation strategy
  • The community will be updated as the project progresses.

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.

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