Detailed design for Nelligen Bridge

Nelligen Bridge replacement

Roads and Maritime Services is planning for a new bridge over the Clyde River at Nelligen.

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APR 2020

APR 2020Utility relocation work to continue at Thule Road

Utility relocation work will move to the Thule Road area from 14 April as part of the Nelligen Bridge replacement project. We expect to complete the work in three weeks, weather permitting.

Thule Road will need to be closed either east or west of Bridgeview Road (depending on work location) during daytime work hours (7am till 6pm) but will be re-opened at night. The closure will involve a detour and residents will always have access from one end of Thule Road via the detour. We have included a map to show the location of the work.

Traffic control will be in place during work hours to direct motorists to the appropriate Thule Road entry.

View or download our April 2020 notification letter (PDF, 188Kb) for more information about upcoming utility relocation work.

OCT 2019

OCT 2019Utility relocation work

Utility relocation work will commence as part of the Nelligen Bridge replacement project from Monday 11 November to late March 2020.

The north-western entrance into Thule Road will be closed at various times for about ten weeks while the work is carried out. Motorists are advised to use the south-eastern entrance into Thule Road. If travelling to parts of Thule Road or Bridge View Road, this may affect your journey time by up to one minute.

Work will be carried out from 7am to 6pm between Monday and Friday and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays, with no work being carried out on Sundays or public holidays.

To minimise the impact to motorists and the community no work will be carried out over the peak holiday period from Monday 20 December with work recommencing on Monday 6 January 2020.

We have working on further improvements to the detailed , these improved designs will be finalised prior to the assessment of construction tenders in preparation for the start of major work.

View or download our October 2019 notification letter (PDF, 152Kb) for more information about upcoming utility relocation work.

APR 2019

APR 2019Early work complete

Early work on the Nelligen Bridge replacement, including earthworks, was completed in Mid-April 2019. Upcoming activities include ongoing site investigations, utility relocations and further improvements to the design to reduce environmental impacts of the new bridge. Pedestrian safety upgrades are also planned west of the project area.

View or download our April 2019 community update (PDF, 1.45Mb) for more information on upcoming work.

Project information

The NSW Government has provided $9 million for construction of the bridge, which will provide safer and more reliable journeys on the Kings Highway at Nelligen.

The new bridge would be built upstream of the existing bridge to provide safer and more reliable journeys on the Kings Highway at Nelligen.

Improved safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists by providing an improved curve on the eastern side of the bridge, wider lanes and shoulders, and safety barriers between the road and footpath.

A new bridge that will have a 100 year bridge life and will provide a safe and reliable crossing of the Clyde River at Nelligen, and improved urban design around its foreshore.

Project documents

Community information

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April 2020 community update

Preparation for utility relocations on Thule Road from 14 April.

October 2019 community update

Preparation for utility relocations on Nelligen Bridge replacement.

April 2019 community update 1.45Mb
November 2018 community update

Detailed design

August 2018 letter to residents

Early work starts on the replacement of Nelligen Bridge

October 2017 community update 211Kb
October 2016 Community update 507Kb


Contact us

For further information, please contact Roads and Maritime Services Project Manager Luke Brodie:

Phone: 1800 334 541 (during business hours)


Mail: Nelligen Bridge, PO Box 477, Wollongong NSW 2520

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