Navigation Restriction - Murray River, Barham - Barham Bridge maintenance

Murray River, Barham
Monday 18 May to Friday 31 July 2020


Transport for NSW advises vessel operators that maintenance will be occurring on  Barham–Koondrook Bridge, which passes over the Murray River at the location of Barham, during daylight hours from Monday 20 May to Friday 31 July 2020 inclusive.


Maintenance on the Barham-Koondrook Bridge will include the installation of scaffolding around the bridge piers and the use of vessels during the times detailed above which may affect navigation.

The waters affected are subject to a signposted four (4) knot speed limit under normal conditions, however vessel operators must also ‘minimise wash’ in the vicinity of the bridge as a result of the works.

Work on the bridge will only occur during daylight hours, however the scafollidng will remain in position overnight and will be appropriately marked and lit.

The bridge maintenance will not result in a loss of functionality to the bridges lift span.

Spans of the bridge affected by maintenance may be temporaily closed to navigation, and if so will be marked by channel blocked markers or buoyage and patrolled by authorised officers.

Any closed (blocked) channel will be marked during the day by a series of three shapes in a vertical line comprising ball – triangle – ball, and during the night by a series of three lights in a vertical line comprising red – green – red.

All vessel operators and persons using the waters specified above should keep a proper lookout, comply with local buoyage and signage, and exercise extreme caution when navigating near the works.

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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 Special Event 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) - Maximum Penalty $5,500.00)


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For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the Transport for NSW (Maritime) Infoline seven days a week from 8.30am to 4.30pm on 131 236.


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