Once-in-a-generation bridge building program

Kyogle Council will replace 95 ageing timber bridges in the next two years as part of a once-in-a-generation bridge building program.

The 95 bridges will include all of Council’s current load limited bridges. Eighty-seven of the 95 bridges will be replaced with new concrete bridges, with a number of the smaller bridges to be replaced with culverts.

Council has received a $40.419 million grant through the State Government’s Fixing Country Bridges (FCB) Program to part-fund the replacement of 84 of the 95 bridges. Council will contribute $8.86 million to the project, while the Federal Government will put up $1.535 million for four bridges through its Bridge Renewal Program.

Council also will replace another 11 bridges as part of its current Delivery Program (bringing the total to 95 bridges).  Of those 11 bridges, eight have been funded as part of a multi-million-dollar package through the Australian Government’s Community Development Grants.

Council, with the help on local contracting companies, will manage and construct 49 of the 87 bridges to be replaced under the Fixing Country Bridges Program  To ensure the  project timetable set by the State Government is met, 38 of the FCB bridges will be built under design and construct contracts to be managed by NSW Public Works.

There will be some short-term inconvenience and interruptions for residents and businesses as the program is rolled out, with Council asking everyone for their patience and understanding as we work through this unparalleled opportunity for the future prosperity of our community.

Bridge names

Fifty of the 95 bridges which are being replaced will have to be formally named. Council will undertake a community consultation process to find names for all 50 bridges, with the names to be determined in line with Council’s Naming Convention for Built Assets and Places Policy.

Bridge program status reports

Each month, a report on the bridge program status is presented to Council. The reports include updates, highlights, and plans for the next month’s works. The reports can be viewed by reading the Council meeting agendas (link here) and are also listed below in date order for convenience;

Bridge replacements to be managed by Council

*The bridge IDs refer to the road’s number in council’s road network (first number) and the number of metres from the start of the road to the bridge (second number).

Road Name  ID Bridge name Replacement Structure Who will deliver the project? Status of project Will there be a sidetrack or detour?
Askews Dip Road  Id 227-843 To be named Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Aspreys Road Id 4-78 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council To be advised pending site investigations Sidetrack
Babyl Creek Road Id 11-3626 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council Under construction – work commenced September 2021 Sidetrack
Babyl Creek Road Id 11-59 Bucklands Bridge Concrete/steel bridge Council Under construction – work commenced September 2021 Sidetrack
Babyl Creek Road Id 11-6549 Heaslips Bridge Concrete/steel bridge Council To be advised pending site investigations Sidetrack
Baileys Bridge Road  Id 6-1194 Daley Bridge Concrete/steel bridge Council Completed
Baileys Bridge Road Id 6-250 To be named Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Detour through Wiangaree Back Road
Bean Creek Road  Id 13-109 Suffolks Bridge Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Bingeebeebra Road  Id 19-4293 Adams Bridge Concrete/steel bridge Council To be advised pending site investigations Sidetrack
Bingeebeebra Road Id 19-5977 Scofields Bridge Concrete/steel bridge Council To be advised pending site investigations Sidetrack
Bolan Road Id 81-1674 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council Bridge design has been finalised. Works to commence early October 2021 No through access. Detour via Sextonville Road and Knights Road
Boomi Creek Road Id 17-2810 Mulcahy Bridge Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack  – limited access
Boorabee Creek Road Id 22-346 Crawford Bridge Concrete/steel bridge Council Work to start in December 2021 Sidetrack
Brindle Creek Road Id 245-887 To be named Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Brown Knob Road  – Id 80-2729 Dr Binnies Bridge Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Brumby Plains Road Id 18-3442 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council To be advised pending site investigations Sidetrack
Campbell Road Id 185-0 Clark Bridge Concrete/steel bridge Council To be advised pending site investigations Sidetrack
Capeen Creek Road  Id 29-100 Mill Bridge Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Capeen Creek Road Id 29-4250 To be named Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Capeen Creek Road Id 29-4448 To be named Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Castille Road Id 273-108 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council To be advised pending site investigations Sidetrack
Chestnut Road Id 31-721 To be named Concrete/Steel Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Chestnut Road Id 31-97 Vary Bridge Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Collins Creek Road Id 27-23468 Olesens Bridge Concrete/steel bridge Council To be advised pending site investigations Sidetrack  – Limited Access
Collins Valley Road Id 35-322 To be named Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Detour via Lynches and Collins Creek
Connells Road Id 32-3774 No name needed Pipe culvert Council Completed
Deep Creek Road Id 44-1070 To be named Concrete/Steel Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Duck Creek Road Id 138-13999 Allens Bridge Concrete/Steel Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Duck Creek Road Id 138-5588 Curtis Dip Bridge Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Duck Creek Road Id 138-12136 Gears Bridge Concrete/Steel Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Duck Creek Road Id 138-16101 Tierney Bridge Concrete/Steel Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Dunns Road Id 39-1828 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council To be advised pending site investigations Sidetrack
Ferndale Road Mcqueens Bridge – Id 52-3428 No name needed Pipe culvert Council Work to start in November Sidetrack
Gambleys Road Id 66-409 To be named Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Ghinni Ghi Road Id 57-1073 Peter Fin Bridge Concrete/steel bridge Council Under construction – work commenced September 2021 Sidetrack
Gooleys Road Id 56-194 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Gorge Creek Road Id 60-1847 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Gradys Creek Road Id 59-1056 Grieve Crossing Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Gradys Creek Road Id 59-11123 Lamond Bridge Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Not known – Public Works to advise on contractors design
Green Pigeon Road Id 58-9432 Mill Bridge Concrete bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Green Pigeon Road  Id 58-7982 Williams Bridge Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Hansen Road Id 265-257 To be named Concrete/Steel Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Hootons Road  Id 247-6957 Makings Bridge Concrete/Steel Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Horseshoe Creek Road Id 68-8166 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Iron Pot Creek Road Iron Pot Creek Road No1 – Id 73-15241 No name needed Pipe culvert Council Work to start in September 2021 Sidetrack
Iron Pot Creek Road Id 73-11458 No name needed Pipe culvert Council Work to start in October 2021 Sidetrack
Iron Pot Creek Road Id 73-17595 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Knights Road Id 49-7063 Grovers Bridge Concrete/steel bridge Council Completed
Kyogle Road Id 141-B2411 To be named Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Larsson Road Id 140-6330 To be named Concrete/Steel Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Leeses Road Id 84-250 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council Completed
Levers Road Id 269-157 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Lindsay Creek Road Id 86-5136 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council Completed
Lynches Creek Road Id 79-11064 Hinde & Hurrell Bridge Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Macqueens Road Id 223-363 To be named Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Mahoneys Lane Id 93-704 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Montgomerys Road Id 91-975 To be named Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Needhams Road Id 50-9824 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Needhams Road Id 50-4933 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Old Cob-O-Corn Road Id 103-1951 To be named Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack  – limited access
Old Dyraaba Road Id 82- 9200 No name needed Pipe culvert Council Completed
Old Lawrence Road Id 106-18611 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council Completed
Old Lawrence Road Id 106-14873 To be named Concrete/Steel Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Old Tweed Road Id 191-1448 Crane Bridge Concrete bridge Council TBA pending site investigations No – Road Closed
Phelps Road Id 291-315 To be named Concrete/Steel Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Pines Road Id 46-5526 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Rodgers Road Id 115-1327 Winterton Bridge Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Roseberry Creek Road Id 112-7844 Comerford Bridge Concrete/Steel Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Roseberry Creek Road Id 112-8374 To be named Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Ryans Creek Road Id 113 – 2577 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council Currently in design phase Sidetrack
Ryans Creek Road  Id 113-2687 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Ryans Creek Road Id 113-3451 Cook Bridge Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Sandy Creek Road Id 122-2452 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council Completed
Saunders Road Id 118-407 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Sheddens Road Id 229-126 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council Under construction – work commenced August 2021 Sidetrack
Slaters Road Id 253-152 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Station Road Id 256-5128 No named needed Pipe culvert Council Completed
Station Road Id 256-9294 No name needed Pipe culvert Council Work to start in September 2021 No sidetrack and no detour
Tims Lane Id 92-218 Mahoneys Bridge Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Trentys Lane Id 125-74 To be named Concrete/Steel Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Tunglebung Creek Road Id 131-9541 Maslen Bridge – Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Tunglebung Creek Road Id 131-3736 Armstrong Bridge Concrete/Steel Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Tunglebung Creek Road  Id 131-6378 Secombe Bridge Concrete/Steel Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Tunglebung Creek Road Id 131-1738 To be named Concrete/Steel Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Walsh Road Id 77-185 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council TBA pending site investigations Sidetrack
Whites Road Id 167-378 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council Completed
Wiangaree Back Road Powells Bridge – Id 145-10457 No name need Pipe culvert Council Work to start in December 2021 Sidetrack
Williams Road Id 199-4694 Barker Bridge – Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Wyndham Road Id 147-3429 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council Bridge design has been finalised. Works to commence early October 2021 Sidetrack
Wyndham Road Id 147-160 Campbells Bridge Concrete/steel bridge Council Bridge design has been finalised. Work expected to commence November 2021 Sidetrack
Wynlea Road Id 266-74 To be named Concrete/steel bridge Council Bridge design has been finalised. Works to commence early October 2021 Sidetrack
Yabbra Road Id 152-494 To be named Concrete Bridge External contractor managed by Public Works Tender process commencing the second half of 2021 Sidetrack
Yongurra Road Id 95-943 No name needed Pipe culvert Council Completed