The NSW Government is funding plans to upgrade Briner Bridge, near the village of Tucabia.
SEP 2019Start of bridge piling
We are building a temporary, one-lane bridge upstream of Briner Bridge to allow traffic to cross the river while the upgrade is carried out. The temporary bridge will be 4.2m (one lane) wide and will have the same 33t load capacity as the existing Briner Bridge.More information
The first stage of piling, which will be required for the foundations of the temporary bridge, started on Tuesday, 17 September and will take about eight weeks to complete, weather permitting. It will then be another three to four weeks before the temporary bridge is open to traffic (around mid-December).
More information is available in the September 2019 project notification (PDF, 517Kb).
NOV 2018Submissions report
The community was invited to comment in November 2018 on the review of environmental factors for the proposed work to upgrade Briner Bridge, near Tucabia.More information
A submissions report (PDF, 6.86Mb) has been prepared addressing the feedback received during the display period.
Work on the upgrade is expected to start soon and the community will be kept informed.
Briner Bridge, which was built in 1908, is a Dare truss bridge located between the villages of Ulmarra and Tucabia on Coldstream Terrace. The single span bridge crosses the Upper Coldstream River and is one of six operable Dare truss bridges and one of two single-span Dare truss bridges in NSW.
In 2012, following stakeholder and community consultation, Roads and Maritime Services finalised a strategy for the sustainable conservation of heritage timber truss bridges. It was proposed 26 of those timber truss bridges would be retained, including Briner Bridge.
Read more about the timber truss strategy and Briner Bridge (PDF, 303Kb).
To improve Briner Bridge’s longevity and reduce future maintenance costs, Roads and Maritime is developing plans to upgrade the structure.
In developing plans to restore the bridge, Roads and Maritime is working closely with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to ensure the bridge’s heritage features are retained.
|May 2019 Submissions report||6.86Mb|
|October 2018 Review of environmental factors||27.9Mb|
|October 2018 Biodiversity assessment report||10.7Mb|
|October 2018 Microbat management report||1.29Mb|
|October 2018 Socio-economic report||3.25Mb|
|October 2018 Statement of heritage impacts report||7.9Mb|
|October 2018 Noise and vibration assessment||3.28Mb|
February 2020 project update
Briner Bridge upgrade.
November 2018 project update
Briner Bridge upgrade Review of Environmental Factors on display for community feedback.
April 2017 project update
Briner Bridge restoration.
September 2016 project update
Briner Bridge restoration.
For further information please contact:
Phone: 131 782 (business hours)