Temporary closure of Korns Crossing Bridge for repairs
20 April 2020
The Korns Crossing Bridge on Numinbah Road at Crystal Creek will be closed to all traffic for six days next month for major repairs to be carried out.
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said detours will add up to 20 minutes travelling time but were necessary to ensure work could safely be carried out to repair the bridge.
"A routine inspection detected damage to the bridge’s support structure in November last year," Mr Provest said.
"A load limit of 15 tonnes was enforced until temporary repairs in December allowed this to be increased to 27 tonnes.
"Alternative routes are available during the bridge closure and heavy vehicles are reminded not to use Chilcotts Road."
Preliminary work will be carried out from Monday 27 April to Friday 1 May and includes setting up scaffolding and some steel work, with traffic control in place for the safety of workers and motorists.
A crane will then be set up at the end of the bridge to install two 30m x 1.6m steel beams, each weighing an estimated 16.5 tonnes.
The bridge will be closed to all traffic from 8am Monday 4 May to 5pm Saturday 9 May.
Heavy vehicles heading towards Murwillumbah from Numinbah should turn right onto Zara Road at Chillingham and left onto Tyalgum Road at Tyalgum.
Heavy vehicles heading towards Numinbah from Murwillumbah should turn right from Kyogle Road onto Tyalgum Road, then right onto Limpinwood Road at Tyalgum and left onto Numinbah Road at Chillingham.
The load limit on Korns Crossing Bridge will be removed when all repairs are complete.
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.
Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience during this time.
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