Ongoing bridge maintenance

The old Nowra bridge over the Shoalhaven River is more than 130 years old. Its age and iron structure means that it requires regular maintenance. This is becoming increasingly difficult without having to close the bridge to traffic for extended periods, which would cause issues with traffic flow and congestion.

Future maintenance work will continue on both bridges and involves upgrades to signage, general maintenance inspections and investigations and routine maintenance work as required.

Current work

Roads and Maritime Services is currently carrying out maintenance work on a number of the piers of the old Nowra bridge to address minor cracking and corrosion. This work is expected to be completed by August, weather permitting.

There will be no impact to motorists, however there will be some interruption for marine traffic between pier four and pier seven. Boat users should follow signage in the waterway.

Roads and Maritime Services will continue to notify the community and motorists of upcoming work on either bridge as necessary.

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