Navigation Restriction - Clyde River, Batemans Bay - Princes Highway bridge change in vertical clearance

Clyde River, Batemans Bay
PRINCES HIGHWAY BRIDGE CHANGE IN MAXIMUM VERTICAL CLEARANCE
From Monday 7 September 2020

THE RESTRICTION

Vessel operators are advised a 12 metre vertical clearance limit above mean high water springs (MHWS) will be in place on the waters of the Clyde River at the Princes Highway Bridge, Batemans Bay, from Monday 7 September 2020. 

RESTRICTION DETAIL

Due to work associated with the construction of the new Clyde River Bridge at Batemans Bay a 12 metre vertical clearance limit, measured above mean high water springs (MHWS), will be in place for vessel operations on the Clyde River at the Princes Highway Bridge, Batemans Bay, from Monday 7 September 2020. 

The existing steel truss bridge lift span will continue to operate during project construction. When the lift span is closed, the existing bridge has a vertical clearance limit of 3.6 metres above MHWS. 

On the new bridge, one of the six spans has been completed and the next span is underway which will pass over part of the navigation channel. The 12 metre MHWS vertical clearance limit is required to provide safe passage for marine traffic under the bridge during this stage of construction, and means vessels with an air draught in excess of 12 metres MHWS will not be able to pass under the bridge. 

Due to the continued works associated with the construction of the new bridge, an exclusion zone and vessel operating restrictions will remain in effect on the Clyde River at the project site. A navigation channel has been established on the river to provide for the passage of vessels through the zone. 

River users are advised to follow buoyage and instruction on site, to pay attention to signage and buoyage in the vicinity, to minimise wash and reduce vessel speed to four knots. 

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED 

Transport for NSW Boating Maps 12B and 12C 

For further information, please call the Transport for NSW (Maritime) Infoline on 131 236 between the following times: 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and 8.30am to 4.30pm on weekends and public holidays. 

MARINE NOTICE SO2039

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