Charleyong bridge under construction

Charleyong Bridge

Roads and Maritime Services is building a new Charleyong Bridge over the Mongarlowe River, Charleyong. The bridge is located on Main Road 92 connecting Braidwood and Nowra via Nerriga. The project is jointly funded, with the NSW Government allocating $18 million and the Australian Government allocating $5 million for the project. Funding for the project forms part of the NSW Government’s Bridges for the Bush Program.

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SEP 2019

SEP 2019Work progresses

Work on the new Charleyong Bridge on Nerriga Road has reached a new milestone with all bridge girders now installed to support the bridge deck.

A 500 tonne crane was used to lift the 25 super-T girders, all 30 metres in length, into place on the bridge.

Other progress on the project includes earthworks which are now more than 80 per cent complete and building the bridge abutments and piers.

Upcoming work includes building the bridge deck, installing bridge barriers and continuing road pavement construction.

The new bridge is expected to be opened in 2020, weather permitting. The community will be kept informed as the project progresses.

SRG Civil were awarded the major tender to build the new bridge in November 2018, with Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council delivering the new road approaches required as part of the project. Major construction of the road approaches began in July 2018 and works on the new bridge began in January 2019.

For more information please view or download the September 2019 community update (PDF, 390Kb).

Project information

  • increased safety due to wider traffic lanes and improved road approaches
  • ability for Higher Mass Limit vehicles to use the bridge
  • reduction in expensive and ongoing maintenance costs
  • timber from the existing bridge will be treated and recycled for use by industry.
  • construction of a new bridge upstream of current bridge location on improved alignment
  • construction of about one kilometre of sealed approach roads
  • removal of tight unsealed curves
  • approach to tie in with Nerriga Road immediately west of Tomboye Road intersection
  • removal of the existing bridge.

A number of improvements were made to the design after the Review of Environmental Factors was displayed in July 2016. These changes include the addition of two u-turn bays and new pavement for a longer design life.

Please view or download the revised detailed design.

Roads and Maritime will continue to work closely with Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, affected properties, agencies and other key stakeholders throughout the project.

The new bridge is expected to be open to traffic by mid-2020, weather permitting.

The community will be kept informed as the project progresses.

Project documents

Community updates

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September 2019 community update

Charleyong Bridge replacement.

January 2019 community update

Charleyong Bridge replacement.


Project update

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July 2018 project update

Charleyong Bridge replacement.



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November 2016 submissions report

Charleyong Bridge.

July 2016 review of environmental factors report

Charleyong Bridge Replacement.



Contact us

For further information, please contact Roads and Maritime Services Project Manager, Ed Braddick.

Phone: 1800 812 708


Post: PO Box 477 Wollongong NSW 2520

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