Lansdowne Bridge

The Australian and NSW governments are jointly funding the $18.6 million upgrade and replacement of the Lansdowne Bridge over the Mulwaree River, Goulburn.

Construction underway

Updates and announcements

Community invited to walk on the new Lansdowne Bridge – Tuesday 27 August

RSVP

The local community is invited to a community event including walking across Goulburn’s new Lansdowne Bridge on Tuesday 27 August before it opens to traffic.

The event is an opportunity to inspect the new bridge, which also features shared paths for pedestrians and cyclists as well as heritage interpretation signage.

Parking will be available at Goulburn Recreation Area (Gate 2) with access via Braidwood Road and a short walk from the event location. There will be no access to the event via Forbes Street. See invitation with map (PDF, 376Kb) for details.

Community members should arrive at Goulburn Recreation Area from 12.30pm.

There will be limited parking for those with limited mobility – please advise when RSVPing to request access.

Light refreshments will be available at the event and prospective attendees are asked to please register online for catering at rms.events/Lansdowne-bridge.

Please wear flat enclosed shoes to the event.

The new bridge will open to traffic later in the day.

For more information please contact the project team via:

  • Phone: 1800 660 880
  • Email: southernprojects@rms.nsw.gov.au
  • Thank you to the community for their patience while the bridge has been closed and during construction.

Project benefits

The new bridge and road approaches will provide additional features and benefits including:

  • Improving road user safety due to wider traffic lanes, improved road approaches and providing a shared path across the new bridge
  • A new intersection between Bungonia Road and Forbes Street to the east of the bridge
  • Reducing expensive and ongoing maintenance costs and providing a new asset with low maintenance costs fit for purpose for 100 years
  • Eliminating potential for lead contamination of the waterway from the deteriorating paintwork on the bridge
  • Minimising disruption to the community in the long term as the bridge will no longer need to be closed for frequent maintenance
  • Providing access for heavy vehicles to use the bridge
  • Recycling of timber to be used by industry.

Detour routes

There are several alternative detour routes available until the replacement bridge is built. For more information view the detour map.

Motorists are advised to add an additional three minutes to journey times.

  • Light and heavy vehicles travelling from Windellama or Bungonia can use Brisbane Grove and Braidwood roads to access Goulburn
  • Light vehicles can also use Forbes Street and Park Road to access to the town centre
  • Drivers are reminded the rail underpass on Park Road has a height restriction of 3.1 metres.
  • In low level flooding events, light vehicles can use Forbes Street and Hetherington Street to access North Goulburn
  • Light vehicles can also use Memorial Road and Hetherington Street to access North Goulburn
  • For the safety of motorists the speed limit on the detour route via Brisbane Grove Road has been reduced to 80km/h.

Motorists are advised to never drive through flood waters and to follow the advice of emergency services during storm events, including observing all temporary road closures due to flooding.

View an image of the new Lansdowne Bridge, showing key features of the replacement bridge, including new road approaches to the bridge on Bungonia Road and intersection improvements at Forbes Street (looking south east).

For more information view the December 2018 Project Update.

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