Navigation Restriction - Repton Rail Bridge, Bellinger River - Bridge repairs

NAVIGATION ADVICE
Repton Rail Bridge, Bellinger River
BRIDGE REPAIRS
Friday 6 March 2020 to Wednesday 30 September 2020

THE WORKS

Vessel operators are advised that Australian Rail Track Corporation will be undertaking necessary bridge maintenance on the Repton Rail Bridge over the Bellinger River at Repton. The works will commence on Friday 6 March 2020 with the erection of scaffolding and are scheduled to be completed by Wednesday 30 September 2020, working continuously throughout.

The work involves the replacement of bridge transoms (sleepers on the bridge), creating an overhead hazard to navigation.

NAVIGATION WARNING

Vessel operators are advised to exercise extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity of the works, and to pay particular attention to vessels involved in construction works, buoyed off areas, lighting and day shapes and any advisory signage including signage advising reduced clearance heights under the Repton Rail Bridge.

This navigation warning remains in place for the duration of the works.

DIRECTIONS

Transport for NSW advises:

  1. Persons within the vicinity of the works must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the works or to marine safety. Failure to comply with any such direction is an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.15A - Maximum Penalty $3,300.00).
  2. Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed from the works and operators are reminded that the production of wash which impacts unreasonably on the works is an offence (Marine Safety Regulation 2016 – clause 11(2)) - Maximum Penalty $5,500.00)

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED

Transport for NSW Boating Map – 3A 

For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact Transport for NSW (Maritime) on 13 12 36.

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