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

Residents and motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on Forbes Street and Bungonia Road in Goulburn from Monday 7 January to April 2019 for work on the new Lansdowne Bridge and road approaches.

One lane will be closed 24 hours a day to allow work to continue on the eastern side of the bridge site.

Traffic will be directed through the area under a single-lane, one-way arrangement for about 400m.

Concrete barriers will be installed along the centre of the existing road to ensure the safety of workers.

Temporary traffic signals and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.

Work will be carried out between 7am and 5pm on weekdays and 8am and 1pm on Saturdays, weather permitting. The lane closure will remain in place outside working hours.

Work on the new Lansdowne Bridge and road approaches 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.

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).

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).

Next steps

The next step will be construction of the new concrete bridge piers, retaining walls and abutments.

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 February 2019.

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